UK: Citizen journalist Tommy Robinson convicted for reporting on Muslim rape gangs
British citizen journalist Tommy Robinson faces prison -again- after being found guilty of contempt of court for “aggressively confronting and filming” a gang of -now convicted- Muslim child rapists.
Robinson could be imprisoned for up to two years in relation to the incident in 2018 when he live-streamed from outside Leeds crown court while the jury was considering its verdict, in breach of a reporting ban.
A restriction was in place which postponed the publication of any details of the case until the end of a series of linked trials involving 29 Muslim rapists embarked on a campaign of sexual abuse against young girls in Huddersfield.
Robinson had denied any wrongdoing, insisting that he had only referred to information that was already in the public domain.
However, judges said on Friday that his conduct “amounted to serious interference with the administration of justice”.
His supporters, who had gathered outside the court, reacted in anger to the judges’ decision, chanting “shame on you” as they pointed at the court.
“Next time someone tells you ‘the law is the law’ remember Tommy Robinson. The law is whatever the Establishment wish to interpret it to be. Tommy Robinson will not survive time inside. This is how the British cleanse their Enemies of the State”, journalist Katie Hopkins tweeted.
Independent journalist Avi Yemini, an Australian-Israeli Jew, dared to try and report on what was going during Tommy’s court case. Microphone in hand, Avi situated himself near the other reporters. He was instantly recognized by the gatekeepers of the free press, the City of London Police force.
A laughing parking officer told crowds outside the Old Bailey that he loved his job as he slapped a parking ticket on a bus belonging to Tommy Robinson’s supporters.