Ahmed Mansour, a prominent Al Jazeera journalist, was arrested on Saturday at the request of an Egyptian court - while preparing to board a flight to Doha. Mansour was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in jail on charges of torturing a lawyer during Egypt's 2011 revolution.

The German foreign ministry said on Monday that it was not willing to extradite someone who could potentially face the death penalty.

Authorities released Mansour on Monday afternoon.

What was behind Mansour's detention? And is the case politically motivated?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Programme Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Olaf Boehnke, Director of European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.

Saad Djebbar, International Lawyer and former Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

Source: Al Jazeera