Julian Assange is getting married in prison

Prison authorities have allowed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be married in prison in the UK’s Belmarsh prison. The British media The Guardian reported this in a report on Friday.

The report said that after applying to the prison governor, he was allowed to marry his longtime partner, Stella Morris.

A service spokesman for the prison said that, like all other inmates, Assange’s application was considered and allowed.

Assange became involved with Stella Morris when she was in political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Stella, a lawyer by profession, met with Assange on legal business there. Gradually their relationship turned into romance. The couple also has two children, aged four and two. Both their children are British citizens.

Regarding the permission for marriage, Stella told the media that it is a matter of relief that the matter has been approved. Hopefully there will be no more interference in our marriage.

In the United Kingdom, the 1973 Marriage Act allows prisoners to seek permission to marry in prison. If the governor approves the marriage application, the cost of marriage will be taken from the prisoner.

The country’s defense ministry has said that all prisoners except those in category D must attend the wedding ceremony.

However, the date of marriage has not been fixed yet.

Julian Assange, an Australian citizen who founded WikiLeaks, a website that leaked US classified documents, is accused in a lawsuit filed under the auspices of the United States. He has been at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012. He was arrested by the UK police in 2019 on charges of violating bail. He has since been held at Belmarsh Prison.

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