WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will marry his long -term partner Stella Moris in a high -security prison in south -east London on Wednesday at a small ceremony attended by four guests, two official witnesses and two security guards.
Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities to face trial on 18 charges related to the release of WikiLeaks against a large number of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables.
The 50 -year -old, who denies any wrongdoing, has been detained in Belmarsh prison since 2019 and previously housed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for seven years.
While living at the embassy, she had two children with Moris, a lawyer more than a decade younger, whom she met in 2011 when she began working on her legal team. Their relationship began in 2015.
The ceremony led by the registrar will take place during visiting hours at the prison, where some of Britain’s most notorious criminals have already served sentences, including child murderer Ian Huntley.
Moris ’wedding dress and Assange’s scarf – a sign of his family’s bond with Scotland – were created by British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, who had previously campaigned against his extradition.
Assange was denied this month to appeal in the British Supreme Court against the decision to extradite him to the United States. He can still challenge any decision from the government to approve his extradition.
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