Brit's free man jailed for demonstrating outside courtroom against Muslim perverts
The far-right activist Tommy Robinson is to be released from prison on bail after winning his challenge against a 13-month jail sentence for contempt of court.Usually in the US contempt of court involves interference with a proceeding inside a courtroom, and does not apply to demonstrators outside whose actions do not impede the work of the court. Briton has become a country where deviant Muslims have become a protected class and it is difficult to police their grooming of non-Muslim girls into prostitution rings.
Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley, was convicted in May for potentially derailing a long-running trial by live-streaming an hour-long diatribe outside a court in Leeds. The judge had imposed reporting restrictions on the case.
Robinson, who founded the English Defence League, named defendants in the case, the charges they faced and details of the allegations. He also filmed defendants and confronted them as they were entering Leeds crown court. The footage was viewed a quarter of a million times.
Robinson was given ten months for contempt of court, which he admitted, and a further three months for breaching a previous suspended sentence.
However, the Court of Appeal quashed the finding of contempt this morning and ordered a fresh hearing of the allegation.
At a hearing in July, Robinson’s barrister, Jeremy Dein, argued that the original hearing was conducted hastily and that it did not adhere to criminal procedure rules. He also argued that the sentence was “manifestly excessive”.
Lord Burnett of Maldon, the lord chief justice, accepted that the finding of contempt in Leeds followed a “fundamentally flawed process” and ruled that it could not stand.