A member of the German Parliament has offered British activist and independent journalist Tommy Robinson asylum in Germany following his arrest for livestreaming outside the trial of a child grooming gang.
Robinson, 35, was arrested on Friday for suspicion of breaching the peace for his reporting and is now serving a prior 13 month suspended sentence for a similar offense.
German conservative MP Petr Bystron announced on Sunday that he is offering the political prisoner asylum.
“Tommy Robinson is a political prisoner, whose life is in clear and pressing danger. We have to do everything we can to make sure he is granted political asylum,” Bystron’s office said in a statement provided to The Gateway Pundit.
“As we know, German asylum laws are applied very liberally. Since 2012, 1.8 million mostly economic migrants have come to Germany under these asylum laws, even though they were not actually persecuted politically,” said Bystron, who himself came to Germany as a political refugee from Communism when he was 16.
The statement continued on to say that Robinson is an actual victim of political persecution and that he is appealing to the German Federal Government, the German Foreign Office, the European Union and all human rights organizations — including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch — to step in and fight for his freedom and grant him asylum in Germany.
“Freedom of speech is under attack all across Europe. I was at the AfD march in Berlin today, where people were waving #FreeTommy signs. I grew up under Communist dictatorship, and I will not let our freedoms be taken away again,” Bystron told The Gateway Pundit.
Ein guter Tag für Deutschland. Ein Albtraum für die #antifa. Für die #ZukunftDeutschland|s waren heute >5.000 Patrioten auf Berlins Straßen. Die Botschaft ist angekommen: die #AfD gibt unser Land nicht auf. @AfDimBundestag #AfDdemo #AfDwirkt pic.twitter.com/dcToRWOSHa
— ᴘᴇᴛʀ ʙʏsᴛʀᴏɴ (@PetrBystronAfD) May 27, 2018
Following Robinson’s arrest, he was sent to prison to begin serving his sentence within hours with no means to appeal. The government also issued a reporting restriction, barring the press from covering his case or imprisonment. Articles from the Daily Record, Birmingham Live, The Mirror, and even Breitbart News were all taken offline in the hours following his detention due to the order.
“Robinson has been the target of violent attacks by fellow inmates several times in British prisons. Judge Geoffrey Marson also imposed a news ban since the case is ongoing, even though Robinson’s case is closed. British Media had to take down their stories on Robinson,” the statement from Bystron’s office continued.
Bystron is the Speaker of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) on the Foreign Policy Committee of the German Bundestag. He went to Germany in 1988 as a political refugee and joined the AfD in 2013. He was chair of the AfD for the State of Bavaria 2015-2018. He is currently one of the top ten most popular German politicians on social media.
The MP has won several awards for his writing and edited a book for the University of Geneva with Polish Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Wałęsa.
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