Julian Assange released from jail

Agence France-Presse reports from London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was set free on bail Thursday after a senior British judge ruled that he could be released on conditional bail. Assange appeared on the steps of the High Court in London at 1800 GMT after several hours of haggling over his bail conditions and said: “It ...

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Agence France-Presse reports from London:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was set free on bail Thursday after a senior British judge ruled that he could be released on conditional bail.

Agence France-Presse reports from London:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was set free on bail Thursday after a senior British judge ruled that he could be released on conditional bail.

Assange appeared on the steps of the High Court in London at 1800 GMT after several hours of haggling over his bail conditions and said: “It is great to smell the fresh air of London again.”

Those conditions include that Assange remain on the grounds of a country estate in eastern Britain owned by Assange supporter Vaughan Smith — a British army officer turned foreign correspondent and a colorful character in his own right who, in true freelance-journalist fashion, has already parlayed his hosting duties into an exclusive scoop.

Charles Homans is a special correspondent for the New Republic and the former features editor of Foreign Policy.

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