Tommy Robinson has been found guilty of contempt of court over broadcasting his trial on Facebook Live, High Court judges have ruled.
“The respondent’s conduct amounted to a serious interference with the administration of justice,” Dame Victoria Sharp, president of the Queen’s Bench Division, said of the ruling.
Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was previously found guilty and sentenced to 13 months in jail for live-streaming outside a criminal trial in violation of UK law on reporting. However, the charge was quashed by an appeals court, with the 36-year-old released after spending two months behind bars.
Robinson maintains that he had done nothing wrong, arguing that any information he had gleaned was in the public domain.
In a statement, attorney general Geoffrey Cox said sentencing in the Robinson case would “take place at a later date.”
Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Cox said he urged “everyone to think carefully about whether their social media posts could amount to contempt of court.”Car explosion in SE Turkey kills 3 Syrians, may be terrorism-related