Assange's bride Stella Moris dons graffiti inscribed wedding dress

‘A symbol of our love and defiance’: Julian Assange’s lawyer bride Stella Moriss dons Vivienne Westwood graffiti wedding dress and veil inscribed with ‘valiant’, ‘relentlessand ‘free lovefor HMP Belmarsh wedding

  • Julian Assange married lawyer bride Stella Moris at HMP Belmarsh in London
  • WikiLeaks founder has been held at high security jail since arrest three years ago
  • Mother-of-two Stella donned Vivienne Westwood wedding dress for ceremony
  • Assange wore bespoke tartan kilt by the designer in honour of his Scottish roots
  • ジュリアン・アサンジ‘s bride Stella Moris opted for a Vivienne Westwood gown inscribed with a quote from the WikiLeaks founder as they tied the knot in a ceremony inside HMP Belmarsh.

    The 38-year-old lawyer, who is mother to two children Assange secretly fathered in the Ecuadorian embassy, appeared outside the jail in a full-length wedding dress with one of the designer’s signature corsets.

    The silver dress was designed by Dame Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, who are both long-time supporters of Assange, and featured an inscription of his words inside the gown.

    Her floor-length veil was embroidered with messages such as ‘valiant, wild, relentless and free enduring love’.

    Australian-born Assange, 50, who is facing extradition to the United States on espionage charges, wore a specially made tartan kilt by the designer in honour of his Scottish roots.

    Julian Assange's bride Stella Moris opted for a Vivienne Westwood gown inscribed with a quote from the WikiLeaks founder as they tied the knot in a ceremony inside HMP Belmarsh

    Julian Assange’s bride Stella Moris opted for a Vivienne Westwood gown inscribed with a quote from the WikiLeaks founder as they tied the knot in a ceremony inside HMP Belmarsh

    Her floor-length veil was embroidered with messages such as 'valiant', 'wild' 'relentless' and 'free enduring love'

    Her floor-length veil was embroidered with messages such as ‘valiant’, ‘wild‘relentlessand ‘free enduring love

    Mother-of-two Stella teamed the gown with a large white veil while tucking a single pink rose inside her corset

    Mother-of-two Stella teamed the gown with a large white veil while tucking a single pink rose inside her corset

    The couple married inside the high-security southeast London prison in a small ceremony attended by two guests and two prison guards- with a guard acting as wedding snapper.

    The silver satin gown featured puff-sleeve peplum overcoat with a statement collar buttoned up over a corset and floor-length skirt.

    Mother-of-two Stella teamed the gown with a large white veil embroidered with multicoloured words while tucking a single pink rose inside her corset.

    Speaking in an op-ed for the Guardian ahead of the ceremony Moris said of the dress: ‘I am honoured to be wearing their beautiful creation. It is a symbol of our love and defiance in the face of this cruel situation.

    The 38-year-old lawyer is mother to two children Assange secretly fathered in the Ecuadorian embassy, マックス, 3, とガブリエル, 4, and is pictured with her sons at a hotel in London, ahead of their wedding

    The 38-year-old lawyer is mother to two children Assange secretly fathered in the Ecuadorian embassy, マックス, 3, とガブリエル, 4, and is pictured with her sons at a hotel in London, ahead of their wedding

    The silver dress was designed by Dame Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, who are both long-time supporters of Assange, and featured an inscription of his words inside the gown

    The silver dress was designed by Dame Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, who are both long-time supporters of Assange, and featured an inscription of his words inside the gown

    The silver satin gown featured puff-sleeve peplum overcoat with a statement collar buttoned up over a corset and floor-length skirt

    The silver satin gown featured puff-sleeve peplum overcoat with a statement collar buttoned up over a corset and floor-length skirt

    The silver satin gown featured puff-sleeve peplum overcoat with a statement collar buttoned up over a corset and floor-length skirt

    Julian Assange's bride Stella Moris opted for a Vivienne Westwood gown inscribed with a quote from the WikiLeaks founder and words such as 'wild' and 'free' on her floor-length gown

    Julian Assange’s bride Stella Moris opted for a Vivienne Westwood gown inscribed with a quote from the WikiLeaks founder and words such as ‘wildand ‘freeon her floor-length gown

    The wedding took place inside Belmarsh, where some of Britain’s most notorious criminals, including child murderer Ian Huntley, have served sentences.

    The prison has refused permission for journalists or a photographer to be present as witnesses on security grounds.

    After a civil ceremony and a blessing by a Catholic chaplain in the presence of their two young sons – 彼の右まぶたは閉じませんでした, 四, 彼の右まぶたは閉じませんでした, 三 – the new Mr and Mrs Julian Assange will be escorted back into the prison’s general visiting hall.

    Outside the prison his supporters will gather for an impromptu wedding reception not attended by the groom. But after the marriage Stella will come outside the south-east London prison and cut the cake. The throng have been asked to dress as if they were attending a wedding.

    Moris, partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrives at HMP Belmarsh prison before her wedding to Assange

    Moris, partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrives at HMP Belmarsh prison before her wedding to Assange

    Mother-of-two Stella teamed the gown with a large white veil embroidered with multicoloured words while tucking a single pink rose inside her corset

    Mother-of-two Stella teamed the gown with a large white veil embroidered with multicoloured words while tucking a single pink rose inside her corset

    Mother-of-two Stella teamed the gown with a large white veil embroidered with multicoloured words while tucking a single pink rose inside her corset

    Moris arrives at HMP Belmarsh for her wedding to Assange in London with his brother  Gabriel Shipton today

    Moris arrives at HMP Belmarsh for her wedding to Assange in London with his brother Gabriel Shipton today

    Julian Assange's fiancee Stella Moris arrives at HMP Belmarsh, ロンドン南東部, alongside Julian's brother Gabriel Shipton and her mother, ahead of her wedding to the WikiLeaks founder inside the jail

    Julian Assange’s fiancee Stella Moris arrives at HMP Belmarsh, ロンドン南東部, alongside Julian’s brother Gabriel Shipton and her mother, ahead of her wedding to the WikiLeaks founder inside the jail

    Assange has been held in the high-security jail since 2019 as he fights extradition to the United States, where he is wanted over an alleged conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information.

    Before his arrest Assange was holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for seven years.

    While living at the embassy he fathered two children with Moris, a lawyer more than a decade his junior, whom he met in 2011 when she started work on his legal team. Their relationship began in 2015.

    His fiancée Stella has spoken of her joy at being allowed to marry Assange despite restrictions being placed on their wedding, which must end by the time visiting hours are over.

    The lawyer is pictured with Julian's brother Gabriel Shipton, ahead of her wedding to the WikiLeaks founder inside Belmarsh jail

    The lawyer is pictured with Julian’s brother Gabriel Shipton, ahead of her wedding to the WikiLeaks founder inside Belmarsh jail

    Stella Moris poses with her sons Gabriel, 彼の右まぶたは閉じませんでした, 左, for the media and supporters as she arrives to marry her partner the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a small wedding service to be held inside the high-security prison

    Stella Moris poses with her sons Gabriel, 彼の右まぶたは閉じませんでした, 左, for the media and supporters as she arrives to marry her partner the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a small wedding service to be held inside the high-security prison

    Stella opted for a glam make-up look featuring a dark smokey eye, peach lip and matching blush

    Stella opted for a glam make-up look featuring a dark smokey eye, peach lip and matching blush

    Stella opted for a glam make-up look featuring a dark smokey eye, peach lip and matching blush

    彼女は言いました: ‘Obviously we are very excited, even though the circumstances are very restrictive. All the guests and witnesses must leave as soon as the ceremony is over, even though that will be before normal visiting time ends. Julian is looking forward to the wedding because it is finally happening, many months after we first made the request.

    A Prison Service spokesperson said: ‘All weddings in prisons must meet the requirements outlined in the Prison Service policy.

    The service said photography for weddings in prisons is facilitated by prison staff, in line with ‘established national policy on photographing prisoners’, 追加する: ‘The relevant policy makes clear the governor can block images being taken if it is believed they will be shared publicly, which can compromise prison security. Accordingly, photos will be taken by prison staff.

    タイムライン: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s long legal battle

    2006

    Assange creates Wikileaks with a group of like-minded activists and IT experts to provide a secure way for whistleblowers to leak information. He quickly becomes its figurehead and a lightning rod for criticism.

    2010

    行進: 我ら. authorities allege Assange engaged in a conspiracy to hack a classified U.S. government computer with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

    7月: Wikileaks starts releasing tens of thousands of top secrets documents, including a video of U.S. helicopter pilots gunning down 12 civilians in Baghdad in 2007. What followed was the release of more than 90,000 classified US military files from the Afghan war and 400,000 from Iraq that included the names of informants.

    8月: Two Swedish women claim that they each had consensual sex with Assange in separate instances when he was on a 10-day trip to Stockholm. They allege the sex became non-consensual when Assange refused to wear a condom.

    First woman claims Assange was staying at her apartment in Stockholm when he ripped off her clothes. She told police that when she realized Assange was trying to have unprotected sex with her, she demanded he use a condom. She claims he ripped the condom before having sex.

    Second Swedish woman claims she had sex with Assange at her apartment in Stockholm and she made him wear a condom. She alleges that she later woke up to find Assange having unprotected sex with her.

    He was questioned by police in Stockholm and denied the allegations. Assange was granted permission by Swedish authorities to fly back to the U.K.

    11月: A Swedish court ruled that the investigation should be reopened and Assange should be detained for questioning on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion. An international arrest warrant is issued by Swedish police through Interpol.

    Wikileaks releases its cache of more than 250,000 我ら. diplomatic cables.

    12月: Assange presents himself to London police and appears at an extradition hearing where he is remanded in custody. Assange is granted conditional bail at the High Court in London after his supporters pay £240,000 in cash and sureties.

    2011

    2月: A British judge rules Assange should be extradited to Sweden but Wikileaks found vows to fight the decision.

    4月: A cache of classified U.S. military documents is released by Wikileaks, including intelligence assessments on nearly all of the 779 people who are detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

    11月: Assange loses High Court appeal against the decision to extradite him.

    2012

    六月: Assange enters the Ecuadorian embassy in London requesting political asylum.

    8月: Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador.

    2013

    六月: Assange tells a group of journalists he will not leave the embassy even if sex charges against him are dropped out of fear he will be extradited to the U.S.

    2015

    8月: Swedish prosecutors drop investigation into some of the sex allegations against Assange due to time restrictions. The investigation into suspected rape remains active.

    2016

    7月: Wikileaks begins leaking emails U.S. Democratic Party officials favoring Hillary Clinton.

    11月: Assange is questioned over the sex allegation at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the presence of Sweden’s assistant prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and police inspector Cecilia Redell. The interview spans two days.

    2017

    1月: Barack Obama agrees to free whistleblower Chelsea Manning from prison. Her pending release prompts speculation Assange will end his self-imposed exile after Wikileaks tweeted he would agree to U.S. extradition.

    4月: Lenin Moreno becomes the new president of Ecuador who was known to want to improve diplomatic relations between his country and the U.S.

    五月: An investigation into a sex allegation against Assange is suddenly dropped by Swedish prosecutors.

    2018

    1月: Ecuador confirms it has granted citizenship to Assange following his request.

    2月: Assange is visited by Pamela Anderson and Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel.

    行進: The Ecuadorian Embassy suspends Assange’s internet access because he wasn’t complying with a promise he made the previous year to ‘not send messages which entailed interference in relation to other states’.

    8月: 我ら. Senate committee asks to interview Assange as part of their investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 選挙.

    9月: Assange steps down as editor of WikiLeaks.

    10月: Assange reveals he will launch legal action against the government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his ‘fundamental rights and freedoms’.

    11月: 我ら. Justice Department inadvertently names Assange in a court document that says he has been charged in secret.

    2019

    1月: Assange’s lawyers say they are taking action to make President Trump’s administration reveal charges ‘secretly filed’ 彼に反対だ.

    4月 6: WikiLeaks tweets that a high level Ecuadorian source has told them Assange will be expelled from the embassy within ‘hours or days’. But a senior Ecuadorian official says no decision has been made to remove him from the London building.

    4月 11: Assange has his diplomatic asylum revoked by Ecuador and he is arrested by the Metropolitan Police; he is remanded in custody by a judge at Westminster Magistrates Court.

    4月 12: He is found guilty of breaching his bail terms.

    五月 1: Sentenced to 11 刑務所での月.

    五月 2: Court hearing takes place over Assange’s proposed extradition to the U.S. He tells a court he does not consent to the extradition and the case is adjourned until May 30.

    五月 13: Swedish prosecutors reopen rape case saying they still want to question Assange.

    六月 3: Swedish court rules against detaining him in absentia, setting back the extradition case.

    六月 12 Home Secretary Sajid Javid signs an extradition request from the US.

    六月 13 A hearing sets out the date for Assange’s full extradition hearingFebruary next year.

    11月 Swedish prosecutors stop investigation into an allegation of rape against Mr Assange

    11月 25Medics say without correct medical care Assange ‘could diein Belmarsh

    12月 13 – Hearing in London hears he is being blocked from seeing key evidence in case

    12月 19 Appears at Westminster Magistrates Court via video-link where his lawyer claims US bid to extradite him is ‘political’.

    2020

    2月 24Assange faces an extradition hearing at Woolwich Crown Court.

    Assange’s representatives argue he cannot legally be handed to the US for ‘political offencesbecause of a 2003 extradition treaty.

    行進 2 Assange appears by video link at Westminster Magistrates Court, where he is refused bail amid the coronavirus crisis.

    4月 11 – Stella Moris, Assange’s partner, who gave birth to his two children while he was living inside the Ecuadorian embassy, issues a plea for his release amid fears for his health.

    六月 24 – The US Department of Justice issues an updated 18-count indictment, over Assange’s alleged role in ‘one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States’.

    8月 25 – Ms Moris visits her partner in Belmarsh prison for the first time in almost six months.

    9月 7 – Assange’s extradition hearings resume at the Old Bailey. They are expected to go on for up to four weeks.

    10月 1 – Judge Vanessa Baraitser adjourned the case at the Old Bailey until January 4.

    2021

    1月 4Judge Baraitser strikes down US extradition bid.

    8月 11 The US government is authorised to expand its appeal against a judge’s decision not to extradite the Wikileads founder to America.

    2022

    行進 14The Supreme Court rejects his appeal request. The ruling means the WikiLeaks founder is running out of legal avenues to challenge his extradition.

    行進 23Assange marries Stella Moris at Belmarsh

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