British authorities allowed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to marry his fiancee Stella Morris in Belmarsh prison.
“I feel relieved and hope that our marriage will no longer face any obstacles,” Stella Morris told the British news agency PA in November 11.
A spokesperson for the British Prison Service stated that the prison wedding application of the founder of WikiLeaks was received, considered and processed “as normal as any prisoner.” Morris has not announced the date of marriage.
Assange and Morris met when the founder of WikiLeaks took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. They have two children, both British nationals.
According to British media reports, the two have been engaged for many years, and despite legal obstacles, they tried to register their marriage many times.
Before receiving the notice allowing them to hold the wedding, they filed a lawsuit against the director of the British Prison Service and the Attorney General Dominic Raab for obstructing their legal rights.
Assange hid in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for five years to avoid being extradited to Sweden on allegations of sexual assault. Assange believes that the case is to extradite him to the United States to be tried for WikiLeaks’ controversial activities.
He reached a diplomatic agreement with Ecuador and arrested Assange in 2019. He was detained in Belmarche Prison for 12 months for evading bail. After legal intervention in Washington, he continued to be detained.
In January, a British court rejected the US government’s request to extradite Assange. The ruling has been appealed and is awaiting a ruling from the High Court.
Nakaren (follow DPA)