Within 5 hours of arrest UK sentences man for 13 months for covering trial on Muslim rape gangs

Within 5 hours of arrest UK sentences man to 13 months in prison for covering trial on Muslim rape gangs

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[UK Daily Mail] Tommy Robinson is fearful there is a ‘price on his head’ in prison after he was jailed for 13 months for breaking contempt laws when he filmed a Facebook live video outside a court.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was held after he live-streamed himself speaking on the steps of Leeds Crown Court last Friday.

VIDEO: Dr. Steve Turley comments on the backlash, the 500,000+ change.org petition already demanding his release, and long-term damage to UK government’s credibility after its swift imprisonment of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.


The hour-long film, which has been watched more than 250,000 times, shows the extraordinary moment that the 35-year-old was arrested by police.

The English Defence League founder was then taken before a judge who jailed him for 13 months after he pleaded guilty to contempt of court and breaching the terms of a suspended sentence for a similar offence.

MailOnline has been able to report his prison sentence for the first time today after an order banning any publication of his case was lifted.

The original order that banned reporting of Robinson’s arrest and charge was put in place on Friday, to avoid any risk of prejudicing the jury until the conclusion of the separate trial being held at Leeds Crown Court.

However, after representations from the local press today asking the judge to allow his court case and sentencing to be made public, the order was lifted.

But a strict order remains in place to prevent any reporting on the case Robinson was protesting about where jurors were in the process of considering verdicts.

Robinson’s sentencing comes after supporters headed to Whitehall on Saturday to stage a protest, waving‘#FreeTommy’ and ‘Free the truth teller’ placards.

Others branded St George’s flags and banners with ‘Make Britain Great Again’ on them, with some even mounting the gates surrounding Downing Street.

Extraordinary footage shows Robinson being arrested during his Facebook Live broadcast, which was shown to the judge.

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