UK activist Tommy Robinson was arrested on May 25th for suspicion of breaching the peace while livestreaming to report on the trial of a child grooming gang and will now have to serve a prior 13 month suspended sentence.
Friends and supporters of Robinson, 35, are asserting that his notoriety and stance on Islam places his life in great danger in prison.
The UK government delayed Tommy Robinson’s appeal this week.
The family announced the development on Tuesday.
"#TommyRobinson is indeed a political prisoner. When Tommy was ready, & the court was ready, the G-d'ed Crown prosecution said, 'No we'll let you rot [in prison] a little bit longer'" https://t.co/AxqbyXaFhg
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) July 3, 2018
The Rebel reported:
Moments ago I received a shocking message from Tommy Robinson’s family.
Tommy’s legal appeal, scheduled for next week in London’s Royal Courts of Justice, has been cancelled.
The excuse? The government’s lawyers say they’re not ready.
That’s a damnable lie, of course.
Tommy has been languishing in prison since May 25th. The Crown Prosecution Service — what could be called the UK’s largest law firm — has had a month and a half to prepare. They have every legal expert at their disposal. They have unlimited resources.
But they simply want Tommy to rot in jail longer.
Every day for Tommy in prison is like a week — because he’s in solitary confinement, for his own safety from Muslim prison gangs who would kill him if they could.