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Julian Assange marrying fiancee Stella Moris in Belmarsh Prison today during visiting hours

Julian Assange will marry his long-term associate Stella Moris inside a high-security jail in southeast London on Wednesday at a small ceremony during visiting hours.

The wedding ceremony is because of be attended by 4 visitors, two official witnesses and two safety guards.

The WikiLeaks founder has been held in Belmarsh for practically three years since he was faraway from the Ecuadorian embassy in London the place he stayed for seven years.

He is presently preventing extradition to the United States the place he faces 18 counts regarding WikiLeaks’ launch of confidential US navy information and diplomatic cables.

Stella Moris, associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, seems to be on outdoors the Royal Courts of Justice following the attraction in opposition to Assange’s extradition in London,


The 50-year-old, who denies any wrongdoing, fathered two youngsters with Ms Moris whereas dwelling in the embassy after the pair met in 2011 when she joined his authorized staff.

Dame Vivienne Westwood, who previously campaigned in opposition to his extradition, is designing Ms Moris’ wedding ceremony dress and a kilt for Mr Assange, whose mother and father are of Scottish descent.

The registrar-led ceremony will happen during visiting hours on the jail, the place a few of Britain’s most infamous criminals have served sentences, together with baby assassin Ian Huntley. The visitors should go away instantly after the occasion, although it’s being held during regular visiting hours.

Dame Vivienne Westwood will design the couple’s wedding ceremony outfits (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Ms Moris beforehand stated: “Obviously we are very excited, even though the circumstances are very restrictive.

“There continues to be unjustified interference in our plans. Having a photographer for an hour is not an unreasonable request.

“Julian is looking forward to the wedding because it is finally happening, many months after we first made the request.”

Mr Assange was denied permission this month to attraction at Britain’s Supreme Court in opposition to a choice to extradite him to the United States. He may nonetheless problem any resolution from the federal government to approve his extradition.

A Supreme Court spokesperson stated that senior judges had refused Mr Assange’s bid to problem the choice as his case didn’t increase “an arguable point of law”.

A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protests outdoors the Royal Courts of Justice in London


The ruling seems to exhaust Mr Assange’s authorized avenues in the UK to keep away from extradition, nonetheless he may nonetheless search to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights.

US authorities introduced a High Court problem in opposition to a January ruling by then-district decide Vanessa Baraitser that Mr Assange shouldn’t be despatched to the US, in which she cited an actual and “oppressive” danger of suicide.

After a two-day listening to, the Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, sitting with Lord Justice Holroyde, dominated in favour of the US.

The senior judges discovered that Judge Baraitser had primarily based her resolution on the chance of Assange being held in extremely restrictive jail circumstances if extradited.

However, the US authorities later gave assurances that Mr Assange wouldn’t face these strictest measures both pre-trial or post-conviction until he dedicated an act in the long run that required them.

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