Germany Frees Incarcerated Al-Jazeera Journalist


Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera

Ahmed Mansour, the Egyptian Al-Jazeera journalist that was arrested in Germany over the weekend, has been freed by a German judge.

He appeared before a German court earlier today, to determine whether he would be sent back to Egypt, who has an international warrant out for his arrest.

The charges against him were described as without merit, and a German official reiterated that no one would be extradited from Germany who faces the possibility of dying if sent back home.

Mansour is now free to continue his work with the Arabic network service, and Al-Jazeera has described the verdict as ‘welcome news’

Ahmed Mansour was tried by an Egyptian court in absentia last year, sentenced to 15 years in prison. He has continued his work with Al-Jazeera since, but was arrested whilst attempting to board a flight from Berlin to Qatar.



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