“While for many people it would seem insane to start a family in that context, for us, it was the sane thing to do,” she said in a video posted last year to the WikiLeaks YouTube channel.

 Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is fighting extradition to the United States on espionage charges, has been granted permission to marry in London in the prison where he has been held since 2019.

The news that Mr. Assange would be allowed to wed his fiancée, Stella Moris, in Belmarsh Prison was announced by Ms. Moris on Thursday, only days after she said she had taken legal action against the British government for ignoring the couple’s repeated requests to marry.

“I am relieved but still angry that legal action was necessary to put a stop to the illegal interference with our basic right to marry,” Ms. Moris wrote on Twitter.

A prison spokesman confirmed in a statement that Mr. Assange had been given permission to marry, and that his application was received by the prison governor in “the usual way” and was processed “as for any other prisoner.”

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