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BACK IN COURT: Tommy Robinson facing ‘contempt of court’ proceedings

TOMMY Robinson is set to face contempt of court proceedings and could face TWO YEARS in jail, according to reports.

The activist, who was unlawfully jailed last year will have more charges brought against him after the British Government deemed it was ‘the public interest’ to do so.

Britain’s Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC MP, concluded today Mr Robinson, 36 will face proceedings later this month.
Contempt of court is punishable by up to two years in prison, and/or a fine.

Tommy has vowed to contest the ruling, “along with the support of the British public” he said.

“I am innocent. I broke no law.”

He added: “How is this in the public interest? This is ongoing state persecution of a journalist who exposes the Government, the establishment and all of their wrongs.”

He also asked why Mr Cox had taken so long to make the decision.

“I walked out of prison for this six months ago. What’s taken him five months? And then it’s going to take them another five months to get me into court. Another five months before a trial.”

The contempt of court case was referred to the Attorney late last year, by Nicholas Hilliard QC, the Recorder of London.

Robinson, 36, was jailed in May for reporting on the trial of a Muslim grooming gang, his jailing was ‘covered up’ by the media, after a judge issued a ‘media ban’ on the original proceedings.

His jailing saw ten thousand turn out on the streets of London to protest his sentence and saw violent clashes in the capital.

Robinson’s conviction for contempt of court in Leeds was overturned in August.

Two judges, Lord Chief Justice Burnett and Mrs Justice McGowan, made the ruling.

He was released on bail with no conditions pending a re-trial of the Leeds case, which was referred to the attorney general.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett quashed the contempt of court conviction handed to Tommy in May, which saw him arrested and jailed in just five hours under an Orwellian media ban.

This is a developing story.

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Additional Reporting Courtesy of The Press Association 

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