The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange is set to marry his long-term partner Stella Moris this Wednesday, March 23, inside a high-security prison in southeast London.
The wedding will be graced with a small ceremony, attended by four guests, two official witnesses, and two security guards.
50-year-old Assange has been held at Belmarsh prison since 2019 and before that was holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for seven years.
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
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 have been created by British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, who has previously campaigned against his extradition.
Assange was denied permission this month to appeal at Britain’s Supreme Court against a decision to extradite him to the United States. He could still challenge any decision from the government to approve his extradition.
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