Julian Assange has been incarcerated in Belmarsh Prison in London since 2019. Now one of his applications was successful: The Wikileaks founder is allowed to marry Stella Morris, the mother of his two children – and even invite guests.
In a case that has dragged on for years, this decision was surprisingly quick: In October, Julian Assange had applied to marry his fiancée Stella Morris. Now, less than a month later, the approval came, as reported by British media such as the Guardian.
Assange and Morris have been a couple since his time in exile in the Ecuadorian embassy, and they have two children together. The ceremony will take place in Belmarsh prison, it said.
Assange, who has been in the high-security wing there since 2019, is even allowed to invite a few guests; as always, two witnesses must be present, it said.
Extradition proceedings from the USA are pending against the 50-year-old Wikileaks founder. The United States accuses him of obtaining and disclosing national defence information. The platform he founded had published hundreds of thousands of documents on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thus, according to the US, endangered the security of soldiers and secret service workers.
Stella Morris, who also defended Assange as a lawyer, said: “I am relieved that reason has triumphed, and I hope that there will be no further interference with our marriage.”