The Cairo public prosecution started investigating Tuesday a claim filed by Freedom and Justice Party vice head Essam al-Erian against television presenter Jihan Mansour, accusing her of libel.
Erian's lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud accused Mansour of libel during conferences held in the wake of a libel complaint Mansour filed against Erian.
The prosecutor requested that Erian submit his evidence against Mansour on Sunday.
The claim filed by Mansour against Erian is currently being investigated by Cairo's appeals prosecution.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm