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German prosecutors meeting over detained Al-Jazeera journalist

  • Young boys attend a protest rally to support the release of the journalist Ahmed Mansour in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Ahmed Mansour, 52, a senior journalist with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, was detained at Tegel airport on Saturday on an Egyptian arrest warrant, Al-Jazeera said. Posters read: "Freedom for Ahmed Mansour - Freedom for the press". (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Young boys attend a protest rally to support the release of the journalist Ahmed Mansour in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Ahmed Mansour, 52, a senior journalist with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, was detained at Tegel airport on Saturday on an Egyptian arrest warrant, Al-Jazeera said. Posters read: "Freedom for Ahmed Mansour - Freedom for the press". (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Men hold protest posters in front of a court to support the release of the journalist Ahmed Mansour in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Mansour, 52, a senior journalist with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, was detained at Tegel airport on Saturday on an Egyptian arrest warrant, Al-Jazeera said. Posters read: "Freedom for Ahmed Mansour - Freedom for the press". (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Men hold protest posters in front of a court to support the release of the journalist Ahmed Mansour in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Mansour, 52, a senior journalist with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, was detained at Tegel airport on Saturday on an Egyptian arrest warrant, Al-Jazeera said. Posters read: "Freedom for Ahmed Mansour - Freedom for the press". (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man holds a protest poster to support the release of the journalist Ahmed Mansour in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Mansour, 52, a senior journalist with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, was detained at Tegel airport in Berlin on Saturday on an Egyptian arrest warrant, Al-Jazeera said. Poster reads: "Freedom for the Journalist Ahmed Mansour". (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    A man holds a protest poster to support the release of the journalist Ahmed Mansour in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Mansour, 52, a senior journalist with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, was detained at Tegel airport in Berlin on Saturday on an Egyptian arrest warrant, Al-Jazeera said. Poster reads: "Freedom for the Journalist Ahmed Mansour". (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

German prosecutors say they will be holding meetings about the case of a prominent Al-Jazeera journalist who was detained at a Berlin airport.

Ahmed Mansour, a senior journalist with the broadcaster's Arabic service, was detained at Tegel airport on Saturday on an Egyptian arrest warrant.

Mansour's detention is the latest in a long series of legal entanglements between Egypt and its satellite news channels.

A spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor's office, Martin Steltner, said Sunday that "during the course of the day there will be several meetings and of course there can be at any time also a decision to set him free again."

Steltner added, however, that it would be very unlikely there would be a decision on a possible extradition of Mansour as early as Sunday.