CAIRO - An Egyptian satirist who made fun of President Mohamed
Morsi on television has been accused of undermining his standing and will be
investigated by prosecutors, a judicial source said on Tuesday.
Youssef's case will increase worries about freedom of speech in the post-Hosni
Mubarak era, especially when the country's new constitution includes provisions criticized by rights activists for, among other things, forbidding
Youssef rose to fame following the uprising that swept Mubarak
from power in February 2011 with a satirical online program that was compared
with Jon Stewart's Daily Show.
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