This undated handout photo provided courtesy of Al-Jazeera, shows Ahmed Mansour, 52, a prominent journalist with the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster's Arabic service. (Courtesy of Al-Jazeera, via AP)
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As dozens of supporters protested Sunday in front of the Berlin court building where Ahmed Mansour was being held, his lawyer, Fazli Altin, called for the journalist's immediate release, saying that Germany was getting involved in a politically tainted case.A spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor's office said Sunday that Mansour would be taken to a prison in the city and that further decisions on his future will be made next week.Both of the journalist's lawyers expressed surprise that Mansour had been detained at all. They said they thought Interpol had put out a note on Mansour, which would show up at passport controls, but that Interpol had not officially asked for the arrest of Mansour.A spokesman for the Berlin court, Martin Steltner, said Mansour would be taken from the court to a prison in Berlin's Moabit neighborhood later Sunday.A government judicial official told the AP next week there would be a decision on whether Mansour has to remain in custody.
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