A British Judge Released Julian Assange On Bail

A British judge released 39-year-old Australian Julian Assange on bail.

Assange has spent nine days in a London jail after Sweden issued an arrest warrant for him over allegations of sexual misconduct made by two female.

He spoke to journalists and supporters waiting in the snow outside Britain’s High Court five hours after a judge said he could be released on 200,000 pounds ($312,000) bail under stringent conditions. Assange thanked “all the people around the world who have had faith in me,” and the British justice system “where if justice is not always an outcome, at least it is not dead yet.”

“I hope to continue my work and continue to protest my innocence in this matter,”- he  said.

Assange and his lawyers have voiced fears that U.S. prosecutors might be preparing to indict him for espionage over WikiLeaks’ publication of the documents.

The New York Times said on Wednesday federal prosecutors were looking for evidence that he had conspired with a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking classified documents.

Celebrities such as journalist John Pilger, film director Ken Loach and socialite Jemima Khan are backing Assange.

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