Wikileaks' Julian Assange Marries sweetheart in UK Jailtext_fields
London: Whistler blower Julian Assenge who kicked up a storm after revealing the confidential US military records has married his long-term partner Stella Moris inside a British prison on Wednesday.
The small ceremony had just four guests, two official witnesses and two guards, in attendance.
The founder of WikiLeaks is currently doing time in a high-security prison in UK just as US authorities are seeking to extradite him to face trial on 18 counts.
"I am very happy and very sad. I love Julian with all my heart, and I wish he were here," Moris was quoted as saying outside the prison following the ceremony.
Since 2019, the 50-year-old Australian has been in the southeast London jail. He has been hunted close to a decade after he had let on vast troves of secrets. For seven years, he holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in the British capital.
Father of two children with Moris, Assenge met her in 2011 after she started working on his legal team; they fell in love in 2015. Moris is a lawyer more than a decade his junior.
The nuptials took place during the jail's visiting hours and the guests were asked to leave immediately afterwards the ceremony.
Moris was in a lilac stain wedding attire and Assenge as a nod to his family's tradition in Scotland wore a kilt. British fashion designer Vivienne Westood, who has campaigned against Assenge's extradition to US, designed the wedding dress.
Outside the jail Moris cut a wedding cake and told a gathering that Assenge was a pure soul and a freedom fighter.