DOHA - Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour arrived back in Qatar on Tuesday, blaming his controversial two-day detention in Germany on pressure from the Egyptian government. Mansour’s plane touched down in Qatar at 11:45 pm (2045 GMT), and he was greeted by a number of Al Jazeera executives and members of his family in the VIP lounge of Doha’s Hamad International Airport. Speaking to reporters in Arabic, Mansour said: “There are lobbies that promote Sisi in the world and play the role of public relations.

“They put pressure on the German government because the Egyptian government is rubbish and has no value.”