Julian Assange marries his ex-lawyer in jail

Julian Assange and his girlfriend met when she joined the legal team to fight his surrender. Australians are still sought after by American justice and face 175 years in prison.

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, married one of the former lawyers, Stella Morris, in one of Britain’s largest prisons on Wednesday, March 23, and continues to fight the transfer to the United States from there.

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The couple marry in a small committee consisting of only four guests and two witnesses. However, their supporters are invited to dress as if they were attending a wedding and come to the outskirts of Belmarsh Prison in southeast London. According to support group Don’t Extradite Assange, British designer Vivienne Westwood, who is keen on releasing Julian Assange, designed a quilt and Stella Morris wedding dress to wear on this occasion, inspired by her Scottish origin. Did. ..

A 50-year-old Australian caught in a long legal story has been sought by US courts since 2010 to try to disseminate more than 700,000 confidential documents about US military and diplomatic activities, especially in Iraq. .. And in Afghanistan. Julian Assange, especially charged under the law against espionage, faces 175 years in prison for being accused by human rights groups of a serious attack on press freedom. On March 14, he refused to consider his appeal by the British Supreme Court, seeing one of his last hopes of avoiding his delivery disappear.

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His partner, a South African lawyer in his thirties, then appealed to British Home Secretary Priti Patel to approve, prevent, and end his deportation.Political issuesJulian Assange and Stella Morris met for the first time in 2011 when a lawyer was hired to join a legal team to fight Julian Assange’s surrender. Their involvement was announced in November 2021. it was done.

Stella Morris had Julian Assange and two children. Two boys became pregnant when he lived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The founder of WikiLeaks spent seven years at the embassy and was evacuated on bail in 2012. Later, he was afraid of being handed over to the United States or Sweden, where he has been the subject of rape proceedings since he was abandoned. He was finally arrested and imprisoned by British police in April 2019.

“”Julian is looking forward to the wedding finally taking place a few months after we first proposed it.To prison authorities, his partner spoke to the PA agency. Following the wedding, Stella Morris will cut the wedding cake and give a speech, said Julian Assange Support Group. She also launched a fundraiser on Tuesday to contribute to legal costs aimed at preventing his surrender, which raised over £ 177,000 (€ 212,000). Instead of sending gifts to the newlyweds, their supporters suggested participating in this fundraiser and posting a poster calling for the release of Australians.

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