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Freed Al-Jazeera journalist thanks supporters ‘around the world’

June 22, 2015

An Al-Jazeera correspondent released Monday after two days’ detention in Berlin on an arrest warrant issued by his native Egypt thanked supporters for the massive attention they drew to his case.

“Thanks to people around the world who supported me in the last days,” Ahmed Mansour told a cheering crowd of dozens of people outside the jail. “I’m free, I’m free, I’m free!”

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.