The WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange has walked free from police custody in London.
He emerged from the High Court some hours after the judge, Justice Duncan Ouseley, dismissed the prosecutors’ argument that he would flee the country if freed, and ordered his release.
Facing a barrage of cameras and microphones, he praised his supporters for keeping the faith.
“It’s great to feel fresh air of London again,” he said. “First some thankyous to all the people around the world. I hope to continue my work and continue to protest my innocence in this matter and to reveal as we get it – what we have not yet – the evidence from these allegations. Thank you.”
Assange’s supporters raised 280,000 euros as surety for his bail.
Assange himself will now concentrate on fighting extradition to Sweden and allegations of sex crimes against two female WikiLeaks volunteer workers.