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EGYPT: Egypt's best-known satirist, Bassam Youssef, turns himself in to the authorities after the prosecutor-general ordered his arrest for making fun of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt's best-known satirist turned himself in to the authorities on Sunday (March 31) after the prosecutor-general ordered his arrest for insulting President Mohamed Mursi. The arrest warrant for Bassam Youssef was ordered on Saturday (March 30) after the satirist had made fun of Islamist President Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood. Youssef hosts a weekly programme, El-Bernameg (The Show), broadcast at prime time on Fridays on a private satellite channel. He is noted for his imitations of the pre...

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CAIRO, EGYPT (MARCH 31, 2013) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF EGYPTIAN HIGH COURT SIGN ON COURT READING 'HIGH COURT' PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF PROSECUTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE, CHANTING "WHAT HAS BASSEM YOUSSEF DONE? YOUR LECTURES ARE SILLY." SCALES OF JUSTICE STENCILED OVER ENTRANCE PROTESTERS CHANTING AND CLAPPING PROTESTER LEADING CHANTING SAYING: "TOMORROW WE WILL BRING OUT A MILLION, AND THAT MILLION WILL GET RID OF THE PHARAOH" VARIOUS OF DETAINED SATIRIST, BASSAM YOUSSEF WALKING WITH SUPPORTERS THROUGH MEDIA SCRUM TOWARDS ENTRANCE OF THE HIGH COURT PAN DOWN FROM HIGH COURT TO MEDIA SURROUNDING YOUSSEF VARIOUS OF YOUSSEF, SUPPORTERS AND MEDIA CHANGING COURSE AND GOING TO BACK ENTRANCE RIOT POLICE BEHIND GATE YOUSSEF ARRIVING AT GATE AND ENTERING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MEMBER OF NATIONAL SALVATION FRONT, HODA ZAKI, SAYING: "This is just an addition to all of the failed and repressive attempts that the ruling regime is carrying out, and they will fail the same way other attempts have failed prev...

CAIRO, EGYPT (MARCH 31, 2013) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF EGYPTIAN HIGH COURT SIGN ON COURT READING 'HIGH COURT' PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF PROSECUTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE, CHANTING "WHAT HAS BASSEM YOUSSEF DONE? YOUR LECTURES ARE SILLY." SCALES OF JUSTICE STENCILED OVER ENTRANCE PROTESTERS CHANTING AND CLAPPING PROTESTER LEADING CHANTING SAYING: "TOMORROW WE WILL BRING OUT A MILLION, AND THAT MILLION WILL GET RID OF THE PHARAOH" VARIOUS OF DETAINED SATIRIST, BASSAM YOUSSEF WALKING WITH SUPPORTERS THROUGH MEDIA SCRUM TOWARDS ENTRANCE OF THE HIGH COURT PAN DOWN FROM HIGH COURT TO MEDIA SURROUNDING YOUSSEF VARIOUS OF YOUSSEF, SUPPORTERS AND MEDIA CHANGING COURSE AND GOING TO BACK ENTRANCE RIOT POLICE BEHIND GATE YOUSSEF ARRIVING AT GATE AND ENTERING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MEMBER OF NATIONAL SALVATION FRONT, HODA ZAKI, SAYING: "This is just an addition to all of the failed and repressive attempts that the ruling regime is carrying out, and they will fail the same way other attempts have failed previously. And all of these attempts contribute to the people's rejection and opposition to the ruling regime." WIDE OF NEWS STAND

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Restrictions: No preview currently available. Please contact ITN Source Sales staff. Footage contains newspapers or magazines - please refer to Terms & Conditions for more information. CLOSE OF NEWSPAPER WITH HEADLINE ABOUT YOUSSEF CASE AND PICTURE OF EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMED MURSI NEXT TO A PICTURE OF YOUSSEF SATIRISING HIM

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(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CAIRO RESIDENT, EZZAT, SAYING: "Honestly, the arrest of journalists is something that should not be taking place after the revolution. After the revolution has taken place, this should not happen. An international conference should be held so an understanding can be reached on this issue so that there won't be any confusion, and there will be order. It's not okay to insult someone. But he (Bassam Youssef) didn't do that. He went a bit overboard, and he should tone it down a bit. But he is someone who is well-liked, and he has a specific style, a critical style, but it's a bit much." WIDE OF HIGH COURT...

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CAIRO RESIDENT, EZZAT, SAYING: "Honestly, the arrest of journalists is something that should not be taking place after the revolution. After the revolution has taken place, this should not happen. An international conference should be held so an understanding can be reached on this issue so that there won't be any confusion, and there will be order. It's not okay to insult someone. But he (Bassam Youssef) didn't do that. He went a bit overboard, and he should tone it down a bit. But he is someone who is well-liked, and he has a specific style, a critical style, but it's a bit much." WIDE OF HIGH COURT

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