UK prison authorities allow Assange to marry

MADRID, November 12 (European press) –

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has received permission from British prison authorities to marry his girlfriend, Stella Morris, in Belmarsh Prison where he is still being held pending possible extradition to the United States.

Assange and Maurice have been romantically involved since 2015, according to the woman in an interview. At the time, the WikiLeaks founder was taking shelter in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where they conceived the two joint children, Morris said at the time.

The couple will eventually be able to marry in prison, according to BBC public radio. A spokesman for the Prisons Authority explained that the request was received and taken into account through the usual channels “like any other prisoner”.

Assange, 50, remains in custody while the British Court of Justice is examining an appeal by US authorities to obtain his extradition, as the potential transfer was initially called off due to the WikiLeaks founder’s delicate mental health.

Assange faces espionage charges in the North American country for publishing thousands of classified documents relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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