The Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe has denied a request by German MP Petr Bystron to help imprisoned independent journalist Tommy Robinson.
The rejection came in the same week that the Commissioner called for an end to the prosecution of NGOs that are aiding illegal immigrants.
Robinson, a 35-year-old independent journalist and activist was arrested in May for suspicion of breaching the peace during his reporting on a child rape gang case, He is now serving a 13 month sentence for contempt of court, which has caused international protests and outrage.
As we have previously reported, Bystron wrote to Commissioner Dunja Mijatović urging that she assist Robinson obtain asylum outside of the UK shortly after his arrest.
“Robinson has been the target of violent attacks by fellow inmates several times in British prisons. It must be assumed that his life is in imminent danger in British custory. I therefore appeal to the EU and the European Commissioner for Human Rights to use all means at their command to ensure Tommy Robinson (born Stephen Lennon) is set free and granted political asylum outside of the UK, possibly in Germany,” Bystron’s letter explained.
Nearly a month later, Mijatović’s office responded to Bystron claiming that “the Commissioner’s mandate does not allow her to take up individual complaints.”
Earlier this week, prior to claiming there is nothing that she could do to help Robinson, Commissioner Mijatović issued a statement for World Refugee Day declaring that she is calling on the Council of Europe States to “refrain from interfering with the legitimate work of individuals and NGOs assisting migrants. States should rather seek to cooperate with them and provide them support. This would not only secure the rights of those in need of protection, but also be beneficial for our societies as a whole.”
Bystron will now be writing back to Mijatović requesting an explanation as to why she can speak out for those who are facing criminal prosecution for assisting illegal immigrants, but not a European citizen who is facing political persecution for criticizing and reporting on child rape gangs.
“While she is busy advocating for illegal immigration and mass human trafficking, the Human Rights Commissioner shows a total lack of interest in the case of the most prominent political prisoner in Europe, Tommy Robinson. The Council of Europe has also been very quick to denounce anti-immigration governments in Poland and Hungary for alleged human rights violations, while ignoring the threat to human rights of European citizens through migrant terror, crime and rape. It’s glaring proof of how partial and prejudiced these unelected globalist bodies have become,” Bystron told The Gateway Pundit.
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.