[Updated at 1:04 p.m.] Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks, walked out of London's High Court after being freed on bail Thursday, nine days after he was arrested for questioning about alleged sex crimes in Sweden.
Assange was kept in solitary confinement in Wandsworth Prison in London, he confirmed Thursday after being freed on bail.
He said his time in solitary confinement gave him time "to reflect on the condition of those people around the world also in solitary confinement... in positions that are more difficult than those faced by me. Those people... also need your attention and support."
He also hailed the British justice system Thursday saying "if justice is not always an outcome ... at least it is not dead yet."
[Updated at 8:39 a.m.] WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was granted bail by a court in London Thursday.
Assange "clearly has some desire to clear his name" of sex crime allegations he is facing in Sweden, making it less likely that he will abscond, Judge Duncan Ouseley said Thursday in deciding to grant him bail.
Cheers went up from his supporters outside the High Court as the decision was announced.
He was arrested last week in London because Swedish prosecutors want to question him about sex charges unrelated to WikiLeaks.