Egypt satirist faces probe for insulting president




 
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Egypt satirist faces probe for insulting president
 
January 1st, 2013  
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Egypt satirist faces probe for insulting president
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian satirist who made fun of President Mohamed Mursi on television will be investigated by prosecutors following an accusation that he undermined the leader's standing, a judicial source said on Tuesday. Bassem Youssef's case will increase worries about freedom of speech in the post-Hosni Mubarak era, especially when the country's new constitution includes provisions criticized by rights activists for, among other things, forbidding insults. ...




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