LONDON – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tied the knot with his long-term partner Stella Moris in a small ceremony held inside a high-security prison in southeast London.
Assange has been held at Belmarsh prison since 2019 over charges of releasing classified documents related to US military and diplomatic missions more than a decade ago.
Before being shifted to the jail, the 50-year-old activist was holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for seven years as he had sought asylum in 2012.
Assange and Moris engaged in a relationship in 2015 as she has been in his legal team since 2011. They are now parents of two children.
Reports said that only four guests and two witnesses were allowed to attend their wedding ceremony inside the jail.
"I am very happy and very sad. I love Julian with all my heart, and I wish he were here," Moris said outside the prison following the wedding ceremony.
WikiLeaks on his Twiter page said that the wedding pictures are not available as prison authorities deemed images of the groom a security risk.
Selection of pictures of Julian Assange's bride Stella Moris from todays #AssangeWedding. No pictures of Julian Assange from today are available as prison authorities deemed images of the groom a 'security risk'— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 23, 2022
Assange faces a 175 year sentence for publishing truthful documents pic.twitter.com/WAafRTsEM9
However, it shared a selection of pictures of Julian Assange's bride Stella Moris, who can be seen wearing Vivienne Westwood designed wedding dress.
The bridal dress and veil was embroidered with messages from Westwood, his family and friends.
"To me, Julian is a pure soul and a freedom fighter," Westwood said.
Outside the jail, Moris also cut a wedding cake and gave a tearful speech to supporters.
Julian Assange's new bride Stella Moris makes tearful speech after cutting cake following today's #Assangewedding - "I love Julian with all my heart, I wish he was here" #FreeAssangeNOW @StellaMoris1 pic.twitter.com/nqiZfs7Gom— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 23, 2022
"You know what we are going through is cruel and inhuman," she said. "The love that we have for each other carries us through this situation and any other that will come. He is the most amazing person in the world. He is wonderful and he should be free."
Earlier this month, the UK authorities barred him from filing a petition against a decision to extradite him to the US where he could face 174 years imprisonment over espionage charges.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 23, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||343.5||347|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.66||178.66|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 203,800 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Karachi||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Islamabad||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Peshawar||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Quetta||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Sialkot||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Attock||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Gujranwala||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Jehlum||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Multan||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Gujrat||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Nawabshah||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Chakwal||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Hyderabad||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Nowshehra||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Sargodha||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Faisalabad||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Mirpur||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
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