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Egypt to try anti-Morsi talk show host in September
Flamboyant anti-Morsi talk show host, Tawfiq Okasha, will face trial on 1 September on charges of calling for the murder of the president
AFP, Thursday 16 Aug 2012
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Controversial TV Host Tawfik Okasha

Egyptian talk show host Tawfiq Okasha will face trial on 1 September on charges of calling for the murder of President Mohamed Morsi, the official MENA news agency reported on Thursday.

The editor of the small independent newspaper Al-Dustour, Islam Afifi, will also face trial on 23 August on charges of spreading false news and inciting disorder.

Tawfiq Okasha, who owns Al-Faraeen channel that airs his stridently anti-Morsi show, has been banned along with Afifi from leaving the country and authorities stopped his channel from broadcasting for a month.

The move to try the two journalists, both ardent opponents of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement, comes as anti-Morsi activists plan a protest campaign against the Islamist president on 24 August.

After his inauguration on 30 June, Morsi has moved to bolster his power over the influential military and a state media that had been hostile towards his once banned movement.



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Semsem
18-08-2012 09:16am
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What about the Imam Hashem Islam who says it's OK to kill anti Morsi protestors?
What about the Imam Hashem Islam who says it's OK to kill anti Morsi protestors and who puts a Fatwa on them? That seems to be OK. Pretty outrageous too not to put him on trial too.
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amir
18-08-2012 08:49pm
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hypocriate secular
ohh yeah nobody defending Imam Hashem Islam he should be tried to
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amir
17-08-2012 02:27pm
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loser
ohh democracy do u know what is it, if a cleric call call for blood the whole world including secular forces in condemn him , what so called secular calls for killing of President he is your hero, great go to hell all of so called secular moron
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Ayman
17-08-2012 09:35am
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Legal
Whoever filed the lawsuit is completely within his legal rights. It's up to the court to decide if the evidence warrants a conviction. This is democratic!
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Gamal
17-08-2012 01:00am
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no freedom for incitement and instigation
Freedom of speech doesn't mean urging people to assassinate an elected president. Even in America and the west, this is not allowed and considered a criminal offense. As to the person who calls Egyptians stupid, he should watch his tongue. And then he should go back to school to learn the difference between freedom of expression and freedom to incite and insult. Finally, the vast majority of Egyptians are Muslim. Hence, it is only natural they have elected an Islamic government. Didn't the Americans elect a born-again Christian president named George W.Bush?
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Semsem
18-08-2012 09:19am
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Islamist Government is OK but anti Copt discrimination is not OK
Islamist Government is OK but anti Copt discrimination is not OK
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iranianwoman
16-08-2012 08:33pm
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iranianwoman
That's what you ger for electing an Islamist government stupid egyptions..NO DEMOCRACY
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