On Wednesday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his fiancée Stella Moris married in a small ceremony attended by six guests at the Belmarsh high-security prison in London.
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The 38-year-old lawyer Moris arrived in prison wearing a striking silver dress designed by Vivienne Westwood —a supporter of the Australian activist’s cause— and a long veil with embroidered protest words.
She was only accompanied by her mother, brother-in-law, father-in-law, and two sons of two and four years old due to the restrictions on the number of attendees imposed by the prison management.
The children, who were born when the Australian activist was a refugee in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, attended the ceremony wearing Scottish skirts to honor the origins of their family on their father’s side.
Outside the jail, Assange's supporters gathered to show their support to the couple and celebrate the day with champagne and cake. "Assange is the most incredible person I know. What we are going through is inhuman, but our love will sustain us,” Morris said in tears.
The United States accuses the Australian activist of 18 espionage charges over WikiLeak's publication of the American military wrongdoing in the Iraq y Afghanistan wars. On March 14, the British Supreme Court denied permission for their lawyers to appeal the London High Court decision to extradite him to that country.
However, their lawyers still have the right to present their arguments before British Interior Minister Priti Patel before she rules on his extradition within three weeks. If Assange is finally extradited, he could face up to 175 years in prison.