Tommy Robinson is in prison.
On Friday, May 25, Tommy was reporting from outside the courthouse in Leeds, where an accused Muslim rape gang was on trial for repeatedly raping British girls as young as eleven years old. Tommy was broadcasting on Facebook, from his cell phone.
Tommy was very careful:
- He did not set foot on the court precinct.
- He did not call the men “rapists”, but rather called them “accused rapists”.
- In no way did he interfere with the trial, which was on its final day.
- When Tommy mentioned the names of the accused rapists, he was reading from a BBC website — so the names were clearly public information, on the state broadcaster.
Tommy did nothing wrong.
But suddenly, seven police officers swarmed Tommy and threw him in the back of a police van.
They said he was causing a disturbance, which is absurd — he was by himself on the street, with only a cameraman and a friend.
Within hours, Tommy was summoned before the judge. Tommy’s long-time lawyer was not informed of this. Rather, the court appointed a lawyer who didn’t know Tommy and wasn’t an expert in the specialized law of contempt of court.
In a matter of minutes, Tommy was sent to prison — with a 13-month sentence. He is now in HM Prison Hull, a brutal facility near Leeds.
A 13-month prison sentence for Tommy is tantamount to a death sentence — every Muslim criminal in prison will be trying to murder him. They’ve tried before.
The basic facts here — what Tommy was doing and what he didn’t do; the shocking speed with which he was imprisoned; the fact that his own lawyer was not notified; the fact that Tommy has not had a proper chance to meet with his lawyer — are banned in the UK.
Not just the underlying facts of the rape gang trial — but the whole incident involving Tommy.
The judge who sent Tommy to jail, made it illegal to report that he sent Tommy to jail.
So, we are fighting that legal battle. But we want to go one step further too.
We want the UK Attorney General, Jeremy Wright to launch an investigation into the shocking treatment of Tommy.
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We demand an investigation into the shocking treatment of Tommy Robinson by police and prosecutors.