Julian Assange will get married in his Belmarsh prison
The WikiLeaks founder will marry his fiancée on March 23, with only four guests being allowed to attend.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will get married in Belmarsh prison on March 23, to his fiancee Stella Moris.
Assange's love story with Moris began after they met a few years ago while he was living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seeking political asylum. The couple will get married in the high-security prison some three years after Assange's arrest.
Moris said the couple were "very excited" despite there being restrictions on the wedding. They are still waiting to hear if they are permitted a photographer, and their guests would have to leave immediately after the ceremony, despite it taking place during normal visiting hours.
They will be only allowed four guests.
“Obviously we are very excited, even though the circumstances are very restrictive,” Moris said, adding that there continues to be unjustified interference in the ceremony, and declaring that Assange "is being held on behalf of a foreign power and has not been charged with anything, which is completely disgraceful.”
The WikiLeaks founder was arrested after he spent more than six years in the Ecuadorian embassy, fighting to avoid his extradition to Sweden after WikiLeaks published 500,000 secret military files that expose Washington's war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Assange was granted permission in late January to appeal his extradition to the United States, where he can face up to an indefinite 175 years in prison, and was nominated in February for the Nobel Peace Prize for his courageous battle to promote human rights, democracy, and press freedom, Morning Star reported.