WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to marry his partner, Stella Moris, in prison, British authorities say.
Assange has been held in London’s high-security Belmarsh Prison since 2019 as he fights a US attempt to extradite him on espionage charges.
The couple began their relationship during Assange’s seven years living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on unrelated sex offenses allegations. Assange and Moris, a South Africa-born lawyer, have two young sons: Gabriel, 4, and Max, 2.
“I am relieved that reason prevailed, and I hope there will be no further interference with our marriage,” Moris said. In January, a judge refused a US request to extradite Assange.