The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday granted bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia. He will be released on Thursday.
He was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police in August.
[Breaking] Allahabad HC grants Bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on August 18. pic.twitter.com/8W2sz0YHzW
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He moved the High Court after the Lucknow District Court denied him any relief, according to LiveLaw.
Last month, his partner Jagisha Arora put out a video appeal asking people to participate in a Twitter trend demanding the release of the journalist.
Arora said in the video that she believes Kanojia was only arrested for standing up to the government and not a tweet and also appealed for financial assistance to fight his case in court.