Tommy Robinson Found in Contempt of Court Over Facebook Live Broadcast

Sputnik International
Jul. 05, 2019

Earlier Friday, the former European elections candidate and English Defence League founder was put on trial in a London court for a retrial of a contempt of court charge over his alleged interference in a case against a sexual grooming gang operating in the UK.

Tommy Robinson is guilty of contempt of court over broadcasting a trial on Facebook Live, High Court judges have ruled.

"The respondent's conduct amounted to a serious interference with the administration of justice," Dame Victoria Sharp, president of the Queen's Bench Division, said of the ruling.

Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was previously found guilty and sentenced to 13 months in jail in May 2018 for live-streaming outside a criminal trial in violation of UK law on reporting. However, the charge was quashed by an appeals court, with the 36-year-old released after spending two months behind bars.

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