Nation & World

October 30, 2013

Egyptian comic winds up in court after mocking military, revolution

An Egyptian court held its first hearing Wednesday to investigate Bassem Youssef, a comedian who stars in a satirical news program modeled after Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” on suspicion of insulting the state, the military and the revolution in a show last Friday that criticized the military’s ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi.

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