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Tommy Robinson has been jailed over comments made outside court

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Leonard Rios | 01 June, 2018, 00:14

British activist and reporter Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who is known as Tommy Robinson, was arrested last week for streaming outside a courthouse in Leeds, England via Facebook Live.

Far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 13 months after he was found guilty of breaching British contempt of court laws by filming outside an ongoing trial, it can now be reported.

Robinson was outside Leeds Crown Court that day, hosting a Facebook live about a child grooming trial that was underway, one of a series of high-profile child grooming cases that the United Kingdom has seen over the last decade.

He told her: "Many of our viewers may have watched your activities in the a year ago and a half and think you have treated your sister Meghan in a very shabby way".

Robinson rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as the founder of far-right group the English Defence League, before leaving in 2013.

At Friday's hearing Matthew Harding, defending, claimed Robinson had "deep regret" for what he had done.

A contempt of court charge can involve speeches or publications deemed to create a "substantial risk that the course of justice in the proceedings in question will be seriously impeded or prejudiced", according to the Independent.

Despite being largely shunned in the United Kingdom, he has become a cause célèbre among prominent European and American figures on the far-right, all of whom have backed him in recent days claiming his right to freedom of speech was breached.

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Robinson was convicted of breaking that law previous year, the BBC wrote, when he tried to film defendants outside a trial in Canterbury. The order prevents reporting until the conclusion of the trial Robinson was reporting on.

According to reports about the live stream, which went on for around an hour, Robinson was attempting to confront defendants as they entered the court building, and talking about details of the trial.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC told Robinson: "With those rights [free speech] come responsibilities". That's one of the most important rights that we have. "If the jurors in my present trial get to know of this video, I will no doubt be faced with an application to discharge the jury".

This would mean all witnesses would have to give evidence again in front of a new jury.

In the past few years, Tommy Robinson's far-right stock has been on the rise.

Why has there been no coverage of Robinson's conviction until now?

Judge Marson said: "Not only was it a very long video but I regard it as a serious aggravating feature that he was encouraging others to share it and it had been shared widely". He also has convictions for disobeying a court order, possessing identity documents with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possessing drugs and threatening behaviour.

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