REPORT: British activist Tommy Robinson sentenced to jail

JULY 11, 2019

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Far-right British anti-immigration activist Tommy Robinson was sentenced to nine months in jail on Thursday for livestreaming the defendants in a 2018 trial, according to CNN.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was found in contempt of court by two London judges for streaming footage of the defendants, who were accused of sexually exploiting underage girls, and revealing the men’s identities while the jury was still deliberating. The trial was subject to reporting restrictions to avoid prejudicing its outcome.

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Robinson was initially sentenced to 13 months in jail, but successfully appealed his conviction.  The maximum sentence for contempt of court is two years.

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