A man with tape on his mouth and an Egyptian flag attends a demonstration in front of a court to demand the release of the journalist Ahmed Mansour in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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The Al-Jazeera journalist who was detained in Berlin on an Egyptian arrest warrant has been released from custody, a spokesman for the Berlin prosecutors' office said Monday.The well-known 52-year-old journalist was detained Saturday on an Egyptian warrant at Berlin's Tegel airport as he tried to board a Qatar Airways flight to Doha. A dual Egyptian-British citizen, he was convicted in absentia in Egypt on charges that his lawyers and reporters' groups call politically motivated.According to the court verdict, Mansour was accused by witnesses of bringing in journalists to film the tortured lawyer where he was held.
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