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Originally published Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2:36 PM

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Egyptian court drops lawsuit to ban comedy show

A Cairo court has turned down a lawsuit demanding that a popular Egyptian satirist's TV show be banned.

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CAIRO —

A Cairo court has turned down a lawsuit demanding that a popular Egyptian satirist's TV show be banned.

The Administrative Court said on Saturday that the lawsuit against Bassem Youssef's "El-Bernameg," or "The Program," was dropped because the plaintiff did not have an interest in the case.

Youssef - known as Egypt's Jon Stewart - frequently satirizes Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

A lawyer filed the suit demanding the suspension of the license of the channel that broadcasts his show, claiming that it "corrupted morals" and violated "religious principles."

Youssef was interrogated this week in a separate case for allegedly insulting Islam and Morsi, questioning that drew criticism from Washington and rights advocates.

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