Egypt satirist questioned for insulting Mursi, released on bail




 
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Egypt satirist questioned for insulting Mursi, released on bail
 
March 31st, 2013  
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Egypt satirist questioned for insulting Mursi, released on bail
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian prosecutors questioned Egypt's most prominent television satirist on Sunday over allegations he insulted the president and Islam, a case that has increased opposition fears of a crackdown on dissent. Bassem Youssef turned himself in after the prosecutor general issued an arrest warrant for him on Saturday. He was released on bail of 15,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,200), an official in the prosecutor's office said. Youssef rose to fame after the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011, with a satirical online show. ...




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