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Egypt: State agency threatens to close TV network that airs program by popular satirist

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El popular cómico y conductor de televisión egipcio, Bassem Youssef da un discurso en una cena de gala en El Cairo, Egipto, el 8 de diciembre de 2012. El gobierno de Estados Unidos lamentó la detención de Youssef, quien fue arrestado, interrogado y acusado de insultar al presidente islamista Mohammed Morsi y al Islam. (Foto AP/Ahmed Omar, Archivo)The Associated Press

Egypt's state Investment Authority says it will revoke the license of a private TV station that airs a popular satirist if he does not stop the use of "unacceptable and offensive" language.

The warning comes two days after the satirist, Bassem Youssef, was questioned by prosecutors over accusations that he insulted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and Islam, and a day after the U.S. criticized the Egyptian government for a "disturbing trend" of growing restrictions on freedom of expression.

The Investment Authority said it has received complaints about Youssef's ridicule of "symbols of the nation" together with insults and sexual innuendos violating the operating license's conditions.