Al Jazeera journalist thanks supporters after release from Egyptian prison

February 4, 2015 3:44 PM

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Al Jazeera journalist thanks supporters after release from Egyptian prison

(CNN)Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, back home in Australia after spending more than a year in an Egyptian prison, said Thursday that he was never abused by his captors and looks upon the imprisonment as "probably a more positive experience that it has been a damaging one."

"I'd like to think I've changed, perhaps for the better," he told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "I've learned a lot about myself, I've grown a lot, I've learned a lot about my family, my incredible family."

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