Ahmed Mansour was detained in Berlin on an Egyptian warrant
(BERLIN) — Al-Jazeera says its journalist who was detained in Berlin on an Egyptian arrest warrant is being released from custody.
According to the Qatar-based broadcaster, Ahmed Mansour’s attorney said that German prosecutors had agreed to release the 52-year-old journalist on Monday afternoon. He was detained Saturday on an Egyptian warrant at Berlin’s Tegel airport as he tried to board a Qatar Airways flight to Doha.
Prosecutors could not immediately be reached to confirm the report and Mansour’s attorney Patrick Teubner declined to comment.
Mansour, who holds dual Egyptian-British nationality, was convicted in absentia in Egypt on charges that his lawyers and reporters’ groups call politically motivated.