A UK judge has rejected an appeal and granted bail to Julian Assange, who will be freed from the British jail where he's been held since Dec. 7. The Guardian notes that there was an early indication things would go Assange's way after High Court justice Duncan Ouseley commented that "the history of the way it [the case] has been dealt with by the Swedish prosecutors would give Mr. Assange some basis that he might be acquitted following a trial."
It also notes that, contrary to prior reports, the decision to oppose bail was made by British authorities, not Swedish. The Swedish prosecutor's office told the Guardian it didn't have "a view at all on bail." Click to read about his bail conditions.