Tommy Robinson Pleads to Trump for Asylum: ‘I Feel Like I’m Two Days Away From Being Sentenced to Death in the UK, For Journalism’
Politically persecuted independent journalist Tommy Robinson appeared on InfoWars on Monday to plead his case for asylum in the United States.
The 36-year-old British journalist and former political candidate believes he will murdered if he is sent back to prison over his coverage of child grooming gangs in the UK.
Robinson, a father of three young children, is facing up to two years in prison for his reporting. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday. He is now pleading for the Trump administration to urgently help him and his family.
“I feel like I’m two days away from being sentenced to death in the UK — for journalism,” Robinson said during his appearance on InfoWars. “My name is Tommy Robinson, today I am calling on the help of Donald Trump, his administration and the Republican Party to grant me and my family political asylum in the United States of America.”
Robinson explained that following his arrest there were many Republican lawmakers who spoke out in support of him and put pressure on the UK government, but he begged them to do more.
“It’s not pressure I need, I need evacuation out of this country,” Robinson said.
“Our freedom is gone. The country has fallen,” he added.
When asked by InfoWars host Alex Jones to make a direct appeal to President Trump, Robinson explained that under the ridiculous laws in the UK, he himself would find himself in a similar situation.
“President Trump and the American government, Britain has fallen. Even yourself, if you were in Britain, you would be arrested and tried. You would be tried because Sadiq Khan would demand it. The political pressure that has been put on the judiciary system would similarly be put on for yourself. I’m an English man, a British citizen who loves my country and it hurts me to have to say that I have no future here. The only future that lies for me is death. Death at the hands of an establishment who would feed me to Islamic gangs of Jihadis within the prison system. I have 48 hours before my sentence.”
Robinson repeatedly stated that he was not given a trial by a jury of his peers and was instead found guilty by just judges, who are under tremendous political pressure.
“In desperation, I’m making the appeal to President Trump urging him to get his lawyers and his team to look into my case. I’ve already been unlawfully imprisoned, now I’ve been convicted — not by a jury of peers — but the government that got me through a back door. I’ve been convicted for journalism,” Robinson told the Gateway Pundit prior to his video address on Monday.
Robinson had previously served 10 weeks in prison for the same offense before the charges were overturned in the Court of Appeal. Their ruling that found he was improperly tried, convicted, sentenced and imprisoned. Though he was released, the court left the option open to try him again for the same incident — which they did this week.
Robinson previously detailed the horrible physical and psychological abuse he endured in prison in an interview with Rebel Media.
During his nearly three months in prison, Robinson lost over 40 pounds as he was surviving on fruit and five cans of tuna per week due to concerns about the inmates preparing his meals. He repeatedly complained to the prison and requested that they raise the £12 per week commissary spending limit so that he could purchase more packaged food, but they would not allow it.
Robinson also explained how after he was moved to a majority Muslim prison he had to stay inside his cell with the windows shut because people would spit or throw feces through his window. He believes that he was deliberately moved to a prison with a high Muslim population to mess with him. Since he is such an outspoken critic of Islam, he had to be kept in solitary confinement for his safety.
During his previous imprisonment, a fellow inmate had threatened that Robinson’s wife and young children would be attacked with acid.