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Egypt's court dismisses suspending satirist's show over mocking president

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Egypt's administrative court ruled on Saturday not to suspend a satirist's TV show accused of mocking the president and blasphemy, official news agency MENA reported.

The court has dismissed a lawsuit that was filed to suspend the political comic show "The Program" and the CBC channel which airs the weekly program.

On March 30, Prosecutor-General Talaat Ibrahim Abdullah issued an arrest warrant against satirist Bassem Youssef, author of "The Program," who was accused of mocking Islamist-oriented President Mohamed Morsi, uttering blasphemous comments on Islam and spreading false news that could affect social peace.

Although Youssef was freed on bail on three cases, the prosecution filed a new complaint against him on Tuesday for spreading rumors and false news and disturbing public tranquility after his last episode.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/egypts-court-dismisses-suspending-satirists-show-over-mocking-president