Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months after breaking contempt of court laws

01 June, 2018, 00:17 | Author: Carlos George
  • Tommy Robinson being led away by police in Britain

Robinson's predicament was summed up by Leeds Live reporter, Stephanie Finnegan, who wrote on Twitter: "Moral of the story: if you want to stay out of jail, don't go ONLINE and discuss or publish details of a court case that hasn't been reported in the media - leave it to the PROFESSIONALS".

The ex-EDL leader was told his actions may have derailed the long running trial, potentially costing taxpayers "hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pounds".

In footage that was played in the court on Friday, the right-wing activist, 35, of Wilstead, Bedfordshire, was seen filming himself and people involved in the trial.

Robinson was arrested of Leeds Crown Court on Friday.

Robinson, from Bedfordshire, pleaded guilty to a charge of contempt of court.

A court order is in place to prevent any reporting of the details of the trial in question.

"I respect everyone's right to free speech".

However, Judge Marson said upon sentencing: "No one could possibly conclude that it would be anything other than highly prejudicial to the defendants in the trial".

He was a member of the nativist British National Party before co-founding the English Defence League, which he led from 2009 until 2013, when he joined a Muslim-friendly, anti-extremist think tank called the Quilliam Foundation.

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The reporting restrictions that were initially placed on Robinson's sentence were lifted following a legal challenge on Tuesday. He was found guilty of filming in Canterbury Crown Court past year.

Robinson live-streamed his own arrest, in which he was taken into charge by seven police officers and told he was being arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace.

His barrister, Matthew Harding, said Robinson now felt "deep regret" after realising the potential consequences of his actions.

A spokesman for The Independent said: "After Robinson's arrest was broadcast live on social media and his assistants reported his imprisonment, the reporting restriction was effectively made redundant". Video of the protests in the United Kingdom have been widely shared across social media, as has footage of supporters holding smaller sympathy protests in Australia, Tel Aviv and Germany.

The far-right leader was already serving a suspended sentence for 18 months for contempt of court over a case in Canterbury past year.

The far-right were also critical of the lack of media coverage of Robinson's conviction - which they claimed was proof of a conspiracy to silence him.

In May 2017, he was convicted of contempt of court for using a camera inside Canterbury Crown Court and received a suspended sentence.

The anti-Islam group are described as a "racist organization" who were known for staging street rallies and protests againt Islamic extremist and Muslim pedophile gangs.

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