Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, married in a high-security prison

The Australian who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States signed a marriage certificate that legally formalized the love relationship with Stella Moris, who has been his lawyer since 2011.

The ceremony took place in a high security prison located southeast of London, England, where Julian Assange has been held for three years.

Discreet ceremony

Due to the strict regulations in place, the ceremony was only accessible to four guests, two witnesses and two security officers working at the prison.

Stella showed up at the prison accompanied by her two young children and wearing a dress designed by Vivienne Westwood.

“This is not a prison wedding, it is a declaration of love and resilience despite the prison walls, despite the political persecution, despite the arbitrary detention, despite the harm and harassment inflicted on Julian and our family,” she said.

Media coverage

The dozens of media outlets that attempted to cover the event witnessed the bride carrying a bouquet of flowers in her hands.

Inside the prison Assange was waiting for the bride wearing a kilt, in reference to his family origins.

It is worth mentioning that the founder of WikiLeaks has been imprisoned in Belmarsh since the Ecuadorian government of former President Lenin Moreno, removed his diplomatic protection and agreed to the British police forces to proceed with the arrest of the businessman based in the facilities of the Ecuadorian embassy based in the United Kingdom, this in April 2019.

Julian Assange maintains a permanent struggle to evade US justice since he faces 17 espionage charges for having leaked classified military material and could receive a sentence of 175 years in prison.