Conservative Activist Arrested In UK For Reporting on Alleged Human Trafficking by Muslims

Activist Tommy Robinson was arrested for covering a trial about alleged human trafficking (photo Wikipedia)

Tommy Robinson, a right-wing activist who warned about radical Islam in England, was arrested on Friday in Leeds, A7 reported.

At the time of his arrest, Robinson was reporting live on Facebook across from the courthouse. Less than an hour after his arrest, he was sentenced to thirteen months in jail.

The policemen who arrested Robinson claimed he was causing disturbances to public peace. In videos of the arrest, Robinson can be seen speaking into his cellular phone as he is arrested, and asking police officers for an explanation of why he was arrested.

Robinson had originally arrived at the courthouse to cover the court cases of Muslims charged with raping young women and forcing them to serve as prostitutes. Currently, England has a gag order on the topic.

When the accused were brought to court, Robinson called out to them, and in his Facebook videos, he emphasized that they are suspects.

Attorney Ezra Levant, who founded The Rebel and served as Robinson’s employer until a few months ago, said, “The English court has murdered its reputation in the areas of freedom and law.”

The policemen who arrested Robinson claimed he was causing disturbances to public peace. In videos of the arrest, Robinson can be seen speaking into his cellular phone as he is arrested, and asking police officers for an explanation of why he was arrested.

Robinson had originally arrived at the courthouse to cover the court cases of Muslims charged with raping young women and forcing them to serve as prostitutes. Currently, England has a gag order on the topic.

When the accused were brought to court, Robinson called out to them, and in his Facebook videos, he emphasized that they are suspects.

Attorney Ezra Levant, who founded The Rebel and served as Robinson’s employer until a few months ago, said, “The English court has murdered its reputation in the areas of freedom and law.”

Robinson, whose real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon was listed on court documents, admitted committing contempt of court by publishing information that could prejudice a sensitive ongoing trial

The court heard it could cost taxpayers “hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pounds” if a re-trial has to be held, The UK Sun reported.

Robinson’s barrister Matthew Harding said that the 35-year-old felt “deep regret” over the video.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said the “integrity” of the case had to be upheld, nothing may occur which will prejudice the trial, he was expressing his views. Everyone understands the right to freedom of speech but there are responsibilities and obligations”, the judge continued.

Free speech advocates all over the world have come out in protest to support the activist, the largest of which was a crowd of thousands in the UK, demonstrating at the gates of Downing Street to demand the release of the conservative activist. People from all political ideologies are agreeing that this is a huge step against freedom of speech and journalism as the general sentiment.

By R.Kotkin

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