Assange marries partner in Belmarsh Prison
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been given permission to marry his partner Stella Moris in Belmarsh Prison in London, after months of campaigning.
Assange, 50, had previously been blocked from getting married inside his high-security prison, where he has been held since April 2019.
He started a secret relationship with Stella Moris while confined to the Ecuadorian embassy, fathering two sons while claiming political asylum. The pair were engaged in 2016 and have been trying to marry ever since.
Assange has spent more than one fifth of his life facing persecution by the U.S. state, starting with the freezing of his account by Swiss bank PostFinance and the launching of a sexual assault investigation by Sweden in November 2010.
He lost seven years from June 2012 trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and has been held for more than two years in Belmarsh maximum security prison.
Assange is currently fighting extradition to the U.S. where he faces charges under the Espionage Act with a possible life sentence.