Egyptian court dismisses lawsuit over ‘Islamic’ Mickey Mouse cartoon?
By Rizwan Khatik - Wed Feb 29, 10:22 am
Telecoms mogul Naguib Sawiris angered conservative Muslims in June when he tweeted cartoons of Mickey Mouse in a beard and Minnie Mouse wearing a veil.
Mr Sawiris apologised and removed the tweet, but two groups of lawyers filed separate formal complaints.
The judge dismissed the first case on Tuesday, fining the plaintiff $8 (£5).
Legal sources said the judge at Qasr al-Nil court ruled that the complaint had been made by individuals who “lack legal standing”.
A different court is scheduled to rule on Saturday on the second case, which was filed by another group of lawyers, including an ultraconservative Salafist member of parliament, Mamduh Ismail.