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London, UK (Dec16) – On Thursday, a London judge ruled against Swedish prosecutors’ requests to reject Julian Assange’s granted bail and released the embattled website owner from jail.
Assange won the bond hearing on conditions he visits the local police station daily and will be required to wear an electronic monitoring device. Imprisoned since December 7, Assange gave the thumbs up as jailers escorted him from the courtroom.
The charges Assange faces in Sweden, which landed the whistleblower in a London jail, resulted from engaging in consensual sex without wearing a condom.
A wealthy follower and founder of London’s Frontline Club for journalists, Vaughn Smith has allowed Assange to use his 10 bedroom mansion as his temporary address and will be required to post a cash bond of 200,000 pounds.
Assange’s release should come sometime later today or early tomorrow morning.