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.”