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Bassem Youssef tweets: 'No laptop to show video evidence against me at prosecutor office'

Prominent political satirist Bassem Youssef keeps his sense of humour during questioning at prosecution office on Sunday

Ahram Online, Sunday 31 Mar 2013
Bassem Youssef
Bassem Youssef (C), the country's best-known satirist, gestures to journalists and activists as he arrives at the high court to appear at the prosecutor's office in Cairo March 31, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
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Tweeting from inside the prosecutor-general's office as he undergoes questioning for 'insulting the president,'  television political satirist Bassem Youssef says the prosecution office staff were struggling to find a laptop with proper video software to screen episodes/evidence-against-him of his El-Bernameg show.

"Police officers and lawyers at the prosecutor-general's office want to be photographed with me, maybe this is why they ordered my arrest?" said Youssef sarcastically via his verified Twitter account.

He further added that while they were recording his features, he was described as both thin and average height.

"Then they asked me: What is the colour of your eyes Bassem?" tweeted the green-eyed former physician turned satirist.

Youssef turned up at the court wearing an outsized version of the hat worn by President Morsi when he received an honorary doctorate from a university in Pakistan in early March.

The prosecutor-general ordered Youssef's arrest on Saturday after a number of complaints were made against him for allegedly insulting President Mohamed Morsi, denigrating Islam and spreading false news with the aim of disrupting public order.

Youssef deleted his previous tweets shortly after noon Sunday.

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Judy Schaal
02-04-2013 11:25am
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As an expat who has lived and worked in Egypt duning the last 4 years, I have enjoyed the program and Bassem Youssef's style of presenting issues all Egyptians are dealing with. I feel he does not denigrate either Islam or the president. He simple allows people to laugh at situations they are unable to control. Egyptians have a terrific sense of humor and they will make jokes out of the most difficult situations. The government cannot can't change the nature of its people.
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lola
31-03-2013 10:42pm
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Haaaaaaa good on you Mr Bassem,I'm sure it will be thrown out of court
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Nora
31-03-2013 04:17pm
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freak shows
answering few questions at the prosecutor office doesn't mean indictment. this is the sign of democracy, no one is above the law. anyone has the right to question or accuse the 'rich and famous'. it doesn't make Bassem a hero nor the accuser an anti Christ. We have more important topics.
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lola
31-03-2013 10:40pm
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more wasted tax payers money
This goverment have wasted more money on having figures arrested for laughing at the President than on anything else.Ego's need to be checked,if the president did his job nobody would have room to make fun of him would they?
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A.M.Ibrahim
31-03-2013 12:21pm
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A parody account
That account that's claiming tweeting from the prosecutor-general's office is not Dr. Bassem's true account. It's a fake one.
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T.T
31-03-2013 06:14pm
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@DrBassemYoussef? No, that's a real one(even verified), and I saw the tweets referenced in this article myself in my phone before they were deleted.
Hahah
31-03-2013 05:31pm
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That's funny.
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