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Germany frees Al-Jazeera journalist sought by Egypt

Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour waves after his release in front of the local court of Berlin's Tiergarten district, where he was being held in custody, on June 22, 2015German authorities Monday released Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, two days after detaining him at the request of his native Egypt in a move that sparked outrage from rights groups. “I’m free, I’m free, I’m free,” Mansour exclaimed outside the Berlin prison, greeted by dozens of cheering supporters. “We welcome this decision by the German prosecutor,” said Al-Jazeera spokesman Hareth Adlouni, adding that all charges had been dropped against 52-year-old Mansour, one of the best known TV journalists in the Arabic world.

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