Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: TV Host Acquitted From Insulting Nation's President

A Giza criminal court acquitted television host Tawfik Okasha on Tuesday from charges of insulting Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and inciting his murder.

State security prosecution had begun investigations in lawsuits against Okasha including an accusation of insulting the president and inciting his killing and overthrowing the regime.

Okasha said that he has nothing to be scared of and will continue to practice his right to criticize the government, taking into account national interest during this critical time.

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