Aljazeera asks Germany to release its journalist detained at Berlin Airport
June 21, Berlin: Al Jazeera has urged Germany to release its journalist Ahmed Mansour, who has been detained at a Berlin airport at the request of the Egyptian authorities.
According to a report by the news channel, the crackdown on journalists by Egyptian authorities is well known. “Our network, as the Arab World‘s most-watched channel, 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,” Acting Director General of Al Jazeera network Mostefa Souag said.
Al Jazeera has dismissed the accusation as a flimsy attempt atouag, Acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network has informed that Mansour, a senior Al Jazeera Arabic TV journalist, was arrested at Berlin’s Tegel airport at 1320 GMT on Saturday as he tried to board a Qatar Airways flight from Berlin to Doha. And, his case will be heard in a Berlin court on Monday
The Oslo Times