July 11, 2019
Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson has been sentenced to 9 months in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court, linked to his filming of criminal defendants outside of a courthouse and broadcasting the footage online.
Sentencing Robinson at the Old Bailey in London on Thursday, Judge Dame Victoria Sharp told him: “You will be committed in prison for a period of 19 weeks.” Robinson will serve up to one half of that period.
The right-wing activist, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, arrived at court with supporter Katie Hopkins in tow, wearing a T-shirt that read “Convicted of Journalism” on the front and “Britain = North Korea” on the back.
“Britain = North Korea”
Tommy Robinson (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) arrived in court this morning wearing a shirt comparing Britain to North Korea. He is currently being sentenced for contempt of court charges. pic.twitter.com/GyzjcF3hdd
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) July 11, 2019
This article was posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:51 am