Tommy Robinson launches tirade at media and courts after release from jail

The prominent Islamophobe Tommy Robinson has been released from Belmarsh Prison in South London after just nine weeks.

The English Defence League founder was handed a nine-month sentence at the Old Bailey in July, but was told he would spend only 10 weeks behind bars.

In a video posted online following his release, the far-right activist labelled the courts and the media “a disgrace.”

And he denied he had been attacked in prison (as several media had reported) and claimed he was kept in solitary confinement.

“I have walked into Belmarsh prison and walked out without seeing another prisoner,” Robinson said. They would have [killed me].”

He also said that if he had been a journalist in Russia or China the media would have been “up-in-arms” over the injustice of his case.

Robinson was jailed after he filmed suspects on trial over the sexual exploitation of young girls and live-streamed the footage on Facebook – breaching a reporting ban.

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Judges ruled the 36-year-old had breached the reporting restriction by live-streaming the video outside Leeds Crown Court to 250,000 viewers and by “aggressively confronting and filming” some of the defendants.

In her sentencing remarks, Dame Victoria Sharp told Robinson that “nothing less than a custodial penalty would properly reflect the gravity of the conduct we have identified”.

She also said he had “lied about a number of matters” and that he had wrongly “sought to portray himself as the victim of unfairness and oppression.”

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