WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children for seven years at the embassy

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LONDON – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with a lawyer who represented him while he was locked up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London to fight extradition, the lawyer said on Sunday a British newspaper.

The Mail on Sunday said that 37-year-old South African lawyer Stella Morris has been engaged to Assange since 2017. The couple have two sons, ages 1 and 2, both conceived while Assange was at home. embassy and withheld from the media covering his case. and intelligence agencies monitoring its activity, the newspaper said.

He was showing pictures of Assange with a baby, identified as the eldest son, who was allegedly smuggled into the embassy to meet him. The two children are British citizens, he said. Assange had watched the births on a video link.

I deeply love Julian and I can’t wait to marry him

Assange, born in Australia, was dragged out of the embassy last year after a seven-year stalemate, and is now imprisoned in Britain for extradition to the United States for hacking and spying charges. His supporters say that the US case against him is political and that he cannot have a fair trial.

Morris said she chose to speak now because she was concerned about her sensitivity to the coronavirus in prison.

“I deeply love Julian and can’t wait to marry him,” the newspaper said.

“Over the past five years, I have discovered that love makes the most intolerable circumstances bearable, but it is different – I am now terrified that I will not see him again alive.”

– Report by Peter Graff. Editing by Frances Kerry



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