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Jiya Saini is a Journalist and Writer at Revyuh.com. She has been working with us since January 2018. After studying at Jamia Millia University, she is fascinated by smart lifestyle and smart living. She covers technology, games, sports and smart living, as well as good experience in press relations. She is also a freelance trainer for macOS and iOS, and In the past, she has worked with various online news magazines in India and Singapore. Email: jiya (at) revyuh (dot) com

Julian Assange and his partner Stella Moris are planning their wedding – in a British maximum security prison where the Australian has been sitting for years. Their hope for a life together depends on US President Joe Biden and also on Germany.

Moris told the German press agency in an exclusive interview before the Wikileaks founder’s 50th birthday on July 3. The native Australian has been in the HMP Belmarsh maximum-security prison in London for more than two years.

The relationship with Moris began during the time Assange was evading police access at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The couple has two young boys, aged four and two and a half.

US extradition request recently rejected

“We are preparing to get married in prison,” said Moris. There is no date yet, but the process has already started. 

“We’re working our way through the bureaucracy so that it can be done soon.” 

But it is not a simple matter. The prison chaplain reported that it would be the first wedding in at least twelve years in the prison. It is still unclear whether guests will be allowed to attend. 

“We’ll probably have another wedding party with family and friends when he’s free,” Moris continued.

Although the U.S. request for extradition was denied by a London court in January citing Assange’s assaulted mental health, he remains in custody. Washington appealed. It is still unclear whether the application will be granted.

Collaboration with whistleblower Chelsea Manning

The US judiciary accuses him of stealing and publishing secret material from US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan together with whistleblower Chelsea Manning. 

He put the lives of US informants at risk, so the allegation. His supporters, however, see him as an investigative journalist who brought war crimes to light.

For years, Assange had evaded arrest by fleeing to the Ecuadorian embassy in London – initially because of rape allegations from Sweden, which were later dropped. In the United States, if convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years.

Moris hopes Germany’s influence in Washington

Moris is now betting that the new US administration under Joe Biden will drop the charges against her partner. She hopes that Germany will also use its influence on Washington and press for an end to the prosecution.

Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

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