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Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast

Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist groups.

Robinson arrives at the Old Bailey in London yesterday.
Robinson arrives at the Old Bailey in London yesterday.
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FAR-RIGHT ACTIVIST Tommy Robinson has been found in contempt of court for filming defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on Facebook. 

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was arrested and jailed last year for potentially prejudicing a trial after his broadcast outside a trial of men accused of sexually abusing teenage girls.

A court later freed him and said the case should be looked at again.

Robinson, who founded the anti-Islam English Defense League, claims to have been exposing “Muslim rape gangs.”

Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist and far-right movements.

Judge Victoria Sharp said today that Britain’s High Court will consider what penalty to impose for the contempt at a later date.

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