The wedding to Stella Moris took place in Britain’s Belmarsh maximum-security prison, where the husband and father of two infants is being held without charges

Photo: Stella Moris, partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrives at HMP Belmarsh prison before her wedding to Assange, in London, Britain, March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

24 March 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News

Julian Assange marries Stella Moris in London’s Belmarsh prison

24 March 2022 | Thomas Scripps | WSWS

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was married yesterday to fiancé Stella Moris.

The ceremony took place in Britain’s Belmarsh maximum security prison, where Assange has been held for the last three years. He is fighting extradition to the United States on espionage charges which carry a life sentence, for exposing war crimes and human rights abuses carried out by the US government and its allies.

Supporters gathered outside the prison entrance from the early afternoon to welcome Moris. She emerged just after 4pm with her and Julian’s sons Max (3) and Gabriel (4), her mother, her father-in-law John Shipton and brother-in-law Gabriel.

Moris, in her wedding gown and veil, holding a bouquet of flowers, faced a cordon of police. It was a jarring sight as photographers jostled to capture images of the small wedding party as police officers held back supporters and the assembled media.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange gets married in UK high-security jail

24 March 2022 | Reuters

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange married his long-term partner Stella Moris inside a British high-security prison on Wednesday at a small ceremony attended by just four guests, two official witnesses and two guards.

Assange is being held in jail while U.S. authorities seek his extradition to face trial on 18 counts relating to WikiLeaks’ release of vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables more than a decade ago.

Photo: Stella Moris is photographed with their sons Max, 3, and Gabriel, 4, before driving to Belmarsh Prison.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool
Photo: Stella Moris is photographed with their sons Max, 3, and Gabriel, 4, before driving to Belmarsh Prison.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool

“I am very happy and very sad. I love Julian with all my heart, and I wish he were here,” Moris said outside the gates of Belmarsh prison following the ceremony.

The 50-year-old Australian, who denies any wrongdoing, has been in the southeast London jail since 2019, and before that was holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in the British capital for seven years.

While living at the embassy he fathered two children with Moris, a lawyer more than a decade his junior, whom he met in 2011 when she started work on his legal team. Their relationship began in 2015.

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Julian Assange marries lawyer Stella Moris in London’s Belmarsh prison