WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange will wed fiancée Stella Morris inside top security Belmarsh jail after prosecutors gave the green light. The Su
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange will wed fiancée Stella Morris inside top security Belmarsh jail after prosecutors gave the green light.
The Sun can reveal the Crown Prosecution Service approved a wedding application by Assange, 50, this week.
Julian Assange is set to get married while behind bars at HMP Belmarsh, it’s been revealed[/caption]
The Wikileaks founder fathered two children with fiancée Stella while holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy[/caption]
He could now marry Stella Morris – with whom he secretly fathered two sons while holed up in London’s Ecuadorian embassy – as early as next month.
But he will only be allowed a handful of guests from fellow lags at HMP Belmarsh at the service, including two witnesses.
Sources said the couple will pay for the service and insisted taxpayers would not foot the bill.
Both Assange and South African-born lawyer Ms Morris, 38, are practising Catholics, meaning they are likely to tie the knot inside the prison chapel.
Officials had to grant the request or face being sued by the couple under human rights laws.
The campaigner is on remand as he fights extradition to the US on espionage charges for leaking thousands of documents linked to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Last month lawyers for Assange said his fragile mental health remained at risk.
They claim he is a high suicide risk and is too ill to be sent to America for trial.
The US has given assurances Assange will not be held in a notorious “supermax” jail.
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But Edward Fitzgerald, Assange’s lawyer, slammed the promise as “caveated, vague or simply ineffective” during a hearing.
The US is seeking to overturn an earlier UK court hearing that refused to extradite Assange.
The High Court is expected to make a decision on the case in the coming weeks.
Just a handful of guests will be allowed to attend the service[/caption]