WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to marry his fiancé Stella Morris in a secure British prison that has been in custody since 2019.
Morris, a South African-born lawyer, twitter On Friday, I’ll share the news with her photo of Assange, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison, London.
“Good news: the British government has retreated 24 hours before the deadline,” Morris wrote. “Julian and I are now allowed to marry in Belmarsh Prison. I’m relieved, but legal action is needed to prevent illegal interference with our basic rights to marriage. I’m still angry at what it was. “
Prior to Friday’s announcement, Morris claimed that Governor of Belmarsh Prison and Minister of Justice Dominic Raab were blocking the couple’s marriage and threatening to take legal action against them.
“Julian and I are about to marry, but the simple process and sacred rights must be illegally harassed by the sinister elements of the state. Preventing us from exercising our basic rights to family life. That’s harassment. It’s illegal and it’s wrong, “she said. Written on twitter Early this month.
Prison spokesman said Parents, “Mr. Assange’s application, like any other prisoner, was received, reviewed and processed in the usual way by the prison governor.”
Prisoners have the right to apply for marriage in prison. Marriage law in 1983. The prisoner must submit an application to the governor of the prison, if the application is approved, the marriage must take place in the prison and the costs associated with the ceremony will be paid by the prisoner.
Assange and Morris joined the legal team in 2011, and their relationship became romantic in 2015. She said In a video posted to your WikiLeaks YouTube account.
She said they had two sons together and became pregnant when he lived inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
US prosecutors have charged Assange with 18 criminal charges for violating spy law and colluding to hack government computers.
WikiLeaks released a U.S. military video in 2010 showing that a 2007 Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad killed 12 people, including two Reuters news staff. He then released thousands of secret classified files and diplomatic cables, including critical reviews of world leaders, from Russian President Vladimir Putin to members of the Saudi royal family.
Assange sought evacuation from the London Embassy in Ecuador for seven years from 2012 until he was arrested in April 2019 for skipping bail in another court battle.
He is currently in London’s secure Belmarsh prison, but the United States is currently seeking a transfer from the United Kingdom. If it succeeds, he can face up to 175 years in prison. Assange claims that he will not have a fair trial in the United States.