Appeal by controversial TV host Okasha postponed

Ahram Online, Saturday 13 Oct 2012

Court adjourns Tawfiq Okasha's appeal against ministries and satellite company for suspending his TV program till 20 October

The Administrative Court has postponed on Saturday the appeal case filed by TV host Tawfiq Okasha against the Ministries of information and investment, and the Nile Sat  satellite dish host demanding his TV channel, Al-Faraeen, resumes its work.

The next court session is due 20 October. 

Okasha's TV channel was suspended for failing to pay the required fee to the Nile Sat which hosts the presenter's channel.

The divisive presenter is facing multiple counts of insulting key public figures including the president via his station.

On 10 August this year, following complaints lodged by several lawyers and revolutionary figures, the Egyptian authorities accused Okasha of inciting the violent overthrow of President Morsi.

On the same day, authorities ordered Okasha's channel to cease transmission for at least one month. 

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