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    Former leader and founder of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson addresses an EDL protest over a TV programme outside the BBC building in Salford, England on 23 February 2019

    Tommy Robinson Faces Court Proceedings Over Contempt of Court Charge (Video)

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    Former European election candidate and English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson is set to appear before court in London for a retrial over his contempt of court charge.

    In May 2018, Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was sentenced to 13 months in jail for contempt of court after live-streaming outside a criminal trial, in violation of reporting restrictions.

    The case was then referred to the attorney general, who stated that it was in the public interest to introduce fresh proceedings. Robinson claims that the case against him is politically motivated.

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