WikiLeaks Founder, Julian Assange to marry his partner Stella Moris in jail today
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will marry his long-term partner Stella Moris inside a highly-tight security prison in southeast London on Wednesday March 23, at a small ceremony to be attended by four guests, two official witnesses, and two security guards.
Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities to face trial on 18 counts relating to WikiLeaks’ release of vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing
The 50-year-old CEO has been held at Belmarsh prison since 2019 and before that was holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for seven years.
While living at the embassy he fathered two children with Moris, a lawyer more than a decade his junior, who he met in 2011 when she started work on his legal team. Their relationship began in 2015. The registrar-led ceremony will take place during visiting hours at the prison, where some of Britain’s most notorious criminals have served sentences.
Moris’s wedding dress and Assange’s kilt were produced by British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, who has previously campaigned against his extradition.
Assange’s permission to appeal at Britain’s Supreme Court against a decision to extradite him to the United States was rejected this month. He could still challenge any decision from the government to approve his extradition.