Wikileaks founder Julian Assange obtained permission from the British prison service to marry his partner, Stella Morris, at the Belmarsh high-security prison in London, local British media announced on Friday.
This news comes after Moris will initiate a judicial process against the governor of the prison and the Secretary of Justice of the United Kingdom, Dominic Raab, for preventing her marriage.
In the summer, the couple began the procedures to get married in Belmarsh prison, in London, where the WikiLeaks founder is being held after the Ecuadorian Embassy withdrew asylum and even Ecuadorian nationality.
The wedding was planned for last week but changed the date after the announcement of the governor of the prison, Jenny Louis. She pointed out that the request must be processed by the Crown Tax Service (CPS), the institution charged with the possible extradition of Assange to the United States.
In this sense, Morris denounced this act as an attempt to «psychologically break» her fiancé.
However, the Prison Service spokesman told local media that «Mr. Assange’s request was received, considered and processed in the usual way by the governor of the prison, as for any other prisoner.»
Local media reported that the petition was processed under the Marriage Law of 1983, which authorizes people deprived of liberty to marry.
On the other hand, Assange continues with his legal battle not to be extradited to the United States. The country’s justice requires the journalist to reveal thousands of leaked documents that exposed the truth of the cruelty of the United States Army in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.