Investigation has been launched against fundamental demands following the January 25 Revolution
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has released a statement denying reports that he targeted a satirist and is cracking down on freedom of the press.Bassem Youssef a popular TV host will
be investigated by authorities for “undermining” President Morsi.
Morsi\'s foreign-affairs office stated that neither the Egyptian government nor the presidency had pursued any legal action against
Youssef, and that the complaints against Youssef were \"mainly individual initiatives by independent lawyers\".
The statement added that Egypt\'s new constitution does not single out the President as immune from criticism or even defamation.
“The Egyptian constitution, approved by a majority of Egyptians in a democratic vote, safeguards civil liberties and human rights including freedom of speech and press. No violations of the rights and freedoms enshrined in the new constitution would be tolerated.
“A violation of these articles is not only unconstitutional; it also mounts to a violation of one of the fundamental demands of the
January 25th Revolution,” added the statement.