Julian Assange marries lawyer Stella Moris in Belmarsh Prison


ulian Assange married his fiancée Stella Moris in Belmarsh Prison in London on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old WikiLeaks founder remains behind bars in the high-security prison after being dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in the capital.

Moris stepped out in her wedding dress, designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood, and her elaborate veil when she was seen outside the jail.

Colorful words – such as glowing and conscious – were embroidered into her veil, adding a touch of drama to her look.

Julian Assange and Stella Moris

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Westwood also designed a kilt for the groom.

Four guests and two witnesses were allowed to attend the ceremony as well as two security guards, the bride said.

The guests had to leave when the ceremony was over, despite the fact that the wedding took place during normal visiting hours.

Supporters gathered outside the jail to celebrate the wedding.

The couple, who have two children, will have to pay for the cost of the jail ceremony.

Moris said: “Of course we are very excited, although the circumstances are very restrictive. All guests and witnesses must leave as soon as the ceremony is over, even though it will be before normal visiting hours end.

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

A spokesman for the Danish Prison and Probation Service said: “All marriages in prisons must meet the requirements of the Danish Prison and Probation Service’s policy.”

Photography for prison weddings is carried out by prison staff in accordance with the guidelines on “established national policy for photographing prisoners”.

It added: “The relevant policy makes it clear that the governor can block pictures that are taken if it is believed that they will be shared publicly, which could compromise prison security. Therefore, pictures will be taken of the prison staff.”

In October, Moris rolled over the first time she met Assange when she said he was “unlike anyone” she had ever met with his “very intense gaze”.

She told The Guardian: “He had a very intense look. He did not talk. He wanted to know where I came from. The day I met him, we talked for two hours. I told him about my life. Julian is odd someone I’ve ever met. ”

“He is very direct, engaging, clever, curious.” She added.

Last year, Assange was allowed to get married.

It is only a few weeks from the third anniversary of his arrest.

He continues to fight for his extradition to the United States, where he is wanted due to an alleged conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defense information following WikiLeaks’ publication of hundreds of thousands of leaked documents related to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Assange has always denied any wrongdoing and has won support for his cause from human rights organizations as well as journalist groups around the world.

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