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Courts set verdict sessions for ‘slander’ cases

Bassem Youssef, Essam Sultan, and Essam El-Erian are all facing trial for making ‘slanderous’ comments


The Brotherhood lawyer accused Youssef of using his show to “offend symbols of the nation such as President Mohamed Morsi” and that he had “exceeded the limits of constructive criticism”. (Photo Courtesy of Bassem Youssef’s official Facebook page)
The Brotherhood lawyer accused Youssef of using his show to “offend symbols of the nation such as President Mohamed Morsi” and that he had “exceeded the limits of constructive criticism”.
(Photo Courtesy of Bassem Youssef’s official Facebook page)

The Administrative Judiciary Court announced on Saturday that 6 April is the date for announcing the verdict in the Bassem Youssef show and CBC closure trial.

Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Mohamed Abou El Enein had filed a complaint against comedian Bassem Youssef, host of “El Bernameg” (“The Program”), as well as CBC, the channel which airs the show, and demanded Youssef’s show be taken off the air and the channel closed.

The Brotherhood lawyer accused Youssef of using his show to “offend symbols of the nation such as President Mohamed Morsi” and that he had “exceeded the limits of constructive criticism”.

Also schedule on 6 April is Agouza Misdemeanour Court’s verdict session for a case against Al-Wasat Party deputy leader Essam Sultan brought forth by Judges’ Club Chairman Ahmed El-Zend.

El-Zend accused Sultan of making slanderous and libellous comments against him in a Facebook post. Sultan pled innocent and claimed he was merely criticising El-Zend’s political actions and not his capacity as a judge.

The 6th of October Misdemeanour Court has also set 27 April as the date for a verdict session over television host Jihan Mansour’s case against Muslim Brotherhood and Freedom and Justice Party leading figure Essam El-Erian.

Mansour is accusing El-Erian of publicly claiming she receives funding from secular groups to attack the Brotherhood on her show after she called him for a comment on the 12 October 2012 clashes between Muslim Brotherhood youth and opposition protesters in Tahrir Square.

 

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