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Second Egyptian Court Throws Out Case Against Naguib Sawiris

March 03, 2012

An Egyptian court threw out a lawsuit filed by a number of citizens against Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris in relation to a cartoon he posted on Twitter.

The court refused to hear the case because the man who filed it had no standing in the matter, Judge Sherif Kamel said today in Cairo. Another court dismissed the lawsuit on Feb. 28.

The case stems from an image that Sawiris posted on his Twitter account of Mickey Mouse in a beard and Minnie Mouse in a niqab, or full veil. Some Muslims said the cartoon insulted their religion. Sawiris said he meant no disrespect and apologized for posting it.

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