31 Mar '13, 3pm

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef is freed on bail after he is quizzed over allegations he insulted President Morsi

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was released on bail on Sunday after nearly five hours of questioning over alleged insults to the president and religion, highlighting concerns over freedom of expression in post-revolt Egypt. Youssef, whose weekly programme Albernameg (The Show) has pushed the boundaries of local television with its merciless critique of those in power, was ordered to pay 15,000 Egyptian pounds (around $2,200) pending investigation into the complaints, judicial sources told AFP. On Twitter, Youssef confirmed the bail conditions, saying they were for three lawsuits. He said no date has yet been set for questioning into a fourth legal complaint. On Sunday morning, Youssef continued to challenge the authorities even as he arrived at the prosecutor's office. He made his way through a throng of cameras and supporters, to pose with an enormous version of a hat w...

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Egyptian humorist Bassem Youssef again satirised President Mohamed Morsi in his first television show since facing charges...