Artist: Tawfiq Okasha
Date of Action: August 2012
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Confronting Bodies: The Government of Egypt
Description of Artwork: Tawfiq Okasha was a talk show host and owner of Al-Faraeen satellite channel. Okasha often expressed strong anti-Morsy (Egypt's first president after Mubarak's regime was toppled in 2011.
The Incident: Okasha's channel was put on hiatus for one month, and Okasha is facing charges for "broadcasting anti-Muslim Brotherhood content, as well as inciting President Mohamed Morsy's assassination, slander, broadcasting false information, disturbing public safety and intimidating citizens." 
Results of Incident: On 22 October 2012, Okasha was convicted of insulting President Mohamed Mursi and sentenced to a four-month jail term and a fine of 100 Egyptian pounds (US$16.39). Okasha remained free while appealing the sentence. Amnesty International protested the conviction, calling it "a further blow to freedom of expression" and noting that the organization would consider Okasha a prisoner of conscience were he imprisoned on this basis.