Tommy Robinson, UK Activist, Convicted- Sentenced to Prison for Contempt of Court
Tommy Robinson sentenced to prison yet again. His real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, and he was sentenced to prison for the filming of a Leeds courthouse during a trial of several Muslims accused of grooming young children for sex. This time the charge was contempt of court. [He live-streamed the face of at least one of the men accused of the acts, which the UK says interfered with justice.]
Keep in mind that Robinson was arrested, tried, and sentenced in ONE day last year. During appeal, his conviction was pronounced “deeply flawed” by the judge (too fast, rushed). The new judge, Dame Victoria Sharp, told Tommy that this time, the court would take into consideration his time in prison previously, which knocked the sentence down to 19 weeks. The full judgment of the British court is at this link.
Robinson, who founded the English Defense League organization, was originally sentenced last year to 13 months in jail after broadcasting the Leeds footage, but was released two months into the term following a successful appeal.
The case then was referred to Attorney General Geoffrey Cox in May of this year after High Court judges approved his request to bring fresh proceedings against Robinson, citing public interest, Sky News reported.
The “public interest”
“Tommy Robinson was the first journalist imprisoned for contempt of court in the UK since the 1940s. If this were Russia or Iran we’d call him a political prisoner.” Ezra LevantTwitter
Tommy Robinson’s supporters went nearly berserk at the word of his latest sentence. They pelted police with bottles and cans, chanting, “We want Tommy out!” They are convinced that he will not survive his time inside the prison.
Violence began to break out between the 200 protesters outside court as the news of Tommy Robinson’s sentencing trickled throughhttps://t.co/501L9WqMFH— Metro (@MetroUK) July 11, 2019
Next time someone tells you ‘the law is the law’ remember #TommyRobinson— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) July 5, 2019
The law is whatever the Establishment wish to interpret it to be #TommyRobinson will not survive time inside.
This is how the British cleanse their Enemies of the State
Sentencing 11 July pic.twitter.com/AAaVUHcVIQ
Tommy asked for political asylum from President Trump. It’s unlikely to occur. But here’s a note- SKY News apparently published ALL the faces of the men accused of the sex grooming ring. Yet Tommy Robinson was sent to prison for one. Interesting, isn’t it?
You claim Tommy Robinson was convicted because he recorded one of their faces after being convicted.— Free Speech Fundamentalist (@Chualland) July 11, 2019
You say the 3 cases are connected.
Then why did Sky publish ALL the faces after sentencing just the first group.
Wouldn’t THAT influence the other caseshttps://t.co/j64V9yzgtf pic.twitter.com/VwupVB4fBr
Will he live behind prison walls? Or will the Muslim gangs inside kill him?
Featured photo screenshot via Twitter @Julian5news Julian Druker