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    Founder and former leader of the English Defence League (EDL), Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, AKA Tommy Robinson, addresses supporters outside the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court, in central London on 14 May 2019

    Tommy Robinson Facing Retrial Amid 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.

    However, the court of appeal quashed the contempt finding, releasing Robinson after only two months of his sentence.

    Robinson live-streamed defendants on trial for the sexual exploitation of young English girls in order to draw attention to their religious and ethnic heritage. During the live-stream, he cited demographic data about the number of Muslims and Pakistanis living in the UK and compared it with their prevalence among grooming gangs.

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