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Germany urged to release Al Jazeera journalist

Germany urged to release Al Jazeera journalist

Photo: Al Jazeera

Doha – 20/06/2015: Reacting to the news that Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Ahmed Mansour has been arrested in Germany under an Interpol notice at the behest of Egypt, the network's Acting Director General Mostefa Souag said:

"The crackdown on journalists by Egyptian authorities is well known. Our network, as the Arab world's most-watched, has taken the brunt of this. Other countries must not allow themselves to be tools of this media oppression, least of all those that respect freedom of the media as does Germany. Ahmed Mansour is one of the Arab world's most respected journalists and must be released immediately."

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