by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2018
British activist Tommy Robinson has been released on bail after successfully appealing a contempt of court finding.
Robinson, former English Defense League (EDL) leader, was jailed in May after being detained for filming outside Leeds Crown Court during the trial for several suspects in a pedophile gang.
Robinson, after being released from his 13-month sentence being served at Onley Prison, told reporters on Aug. 1: “All the British media do is lie. I have a lot to say but nothing to you. I want to thank the British public for all their support.”
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At the Court of Appeal, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett ruled the case against Robinson can be reheard as there had been technical flaws by the judge who jailed him, the BBC reported.
In his written judgment, Lord Burnett said: “We are satisfied that the finding of contempt made in Leeds following a fundamentally flawed process, in what we recognize were difficult and unusual circumstances, cannot stand. We will direct that the matter be reheard before a different judge.”
Robinson’s bail conditions order that he does not “approach within 400 meters of Leeds Crown Court.”