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Court saves Youssef from Brotherhood attempt to shut down show

Egypt's administrative court rejects the case filed by a Brotherhood lawyer to suspend Bassem Youssef's Jon-Stewart-like political satire programme

Ahram Online, Saturday 6 Apr 2013
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Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef (Photo: Bassem Youssef's official Facebook page)

The popular El Bernameg TV programme by satirist Bassem Youssef will continue being aired for now after an administrative court dismissed a lawsuit on Saturday calling for the programme to be suspended.

The court rejects the case, filed by a Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Mahmoud Abul Enein, saying the plaintiff does not have the right to ask for the programme to be suspended.

Abul Enein had also demanded in the same lawsuit that CBC channel's license be revoked for hosting Youssef's show, arguing the channel airs inappropriate content that is "beyond acceptable criticism" of President Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood.

Youssef is currently being investigated by the prosecution for other complaints of insulting the president and religion on his programme. The popular satirist was released on bail pending investigation on Sunday.

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06-04-2013 05:44pm
I live in America all of us support u dont lets them shut u up or any one in ur country nobody is slave talk loud protect ur right in acountry dosnt have right for nobody enough that u never going back god bless u b. strong honey inside out take care and god bless egypt.
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06-04-2013 01:38pm
Baseem is becoming the mirror of Egypt
Thank God for the the law and the court, Baseem is just the mirror for Morsi, he can no longer look at his face in the 'water' .....Baseem's last show was perfect, Baseem has the ability to wake up the regime and the citizens, he has a big responsibility, plus he is also drawing international attention to Egypt, much more than all the protests, the powers that be are taking a good hard look at not just freedom of speech but all other aspects of this failing state. For all of those that say, 'we don't need outside fingers, then please find a 5 billion, tourists and investors, until we all look at ourselves and the calender and see it as it is, and that it is now April 2013. Bassem is now the mirror of Egypt, like it or not.
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ahmad aly
07-04-2013 02:12pm
Baseem is our soul
you have all the right.

06-04-2013 12:29pm
You're losing this war brotherhood, and youre losing it fast
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