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Investment department at Administrative Court dismisses charges against Bassem Youssef’s Al Bernameg

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Court said the plaintiff does not have the right to ask for the programme to be suspended

An Egyptian walks past posters of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef outside a theatre in Cairo (AFP Photo)

An Egyptian walks past posters of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef outside a theatre in Cairo
(AFP Photo)

The Administrative Court dismissed a lawsuit calling for suspending political satirist Bassem Youssef’s TV programme Al Bernameg on Saturday.

According to state-owned Al-Ahram, the court rejected the case, saying that the plaintiff did not have the right to request the programme be suspended.

Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Mahmoud Abul Enin who filed the case has also demanded that the CBC channel’s licence be revoked for airing “inappropriate content that is beyond acceptable criticism” of President Mohamed Morsi.

Abul Enin said he will appeal the court decision at the Administrative Court.

“I’m an Egyptian citizen who refuses to compromise the security of the country or to legalise abusing the symbol of the Egyptian people,” he added.

On his Twitter account, Youssef commented: “Court rejects the MB application to ban the program. Congratulations!”


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