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Egyptian television presenter faces charges of inciting people to kill the President


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Egyptian television presenter faces charges of inciting people to kill the President

Popular TV host Tawfiq Okasha attended a Cairo court to deny that he encouraged people to kill Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

He and his supporters say the charges are politically motivated, part of a row between him and the Muslim Brotherhood.

However, a lawyer for the Brotherhood said: “We are saying there is a difference between freedom and encouraging people to kill. By inciting people to kill the president, Okasha crossed the line of freedom of expression”, he said.

Okasha’s trial is being postponed until the third of October. If convicted, he could face three years in prison.