TV critic of Egypt's Islamist president freed
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 file photo, Tawfiq Okasha, center, a popular Egyptian TV presenter accused of inciting the killing of the country's new president on air, flashes the victory sign as he arrives for the opening of his trial, in Cairo, Egypt. Police say the trial of Okasha for inciting the murder of Egypt's Islamist president has been detained in connection with a series of allegations, including theft of electrical power and issuing a bounced check. (AP Photo/Mohammed Assad, File) / Mohammed Assad
The officials say Tawfiq Okasha was released late Sunday after nearly 10 hours of questioning at a police station in Cairo's Nasr City district.
Authorities last month closed Okasha's TV station — Al-Faraeen," or "The Pharoahs" — which he used to launch scathing attacks on President Mohammed Morsi and the leader's Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
The officials spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.
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