A judge in Ecuador has released the country's former president, Lucio Gutierrez, from prison, reports BBC.
Gutierrez had been held since last October on charges of endangering national security.
The judge dismissed the charges, which were based on Gutierrez' refusal to acknowledge the legitimacy of his interim successor, Alfredo Palacio.
On his release, Gutierrez thanked the Ecuadorean people for their support and vowed to win elections in October.
"I thank God for letting justice be carried out in my country," he said.
"We will immediately begin our campaign to return hopes and dreams to the Ecuadorean people," he told the Associated Press news agency.