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Tags: EU | Britain | Far Right

UK Far-right Activist Faces Contempt of Court Charge

Thursday, 07 March 2019 11:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's top law officer says far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon should be charged with contempt of court.

Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, was arrested and jailed in May for potentially prejudicing a trial after broadcasting live on Facebook outside the trial of men accused of sexually abusing teenage girls.

A court later freed him and said the case should be looked at again. In October a judge referred the decision to Attorney General Geoffrey Cox.

Cox said Thursday there were "strong grounds to bring fresh contempt of court proceedings."

Yaxley-Lennon founded the anti-Islam English Defense League and has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist and far-right movements.

Last week Facebook removed Yaxley-Lennon's page and his Instagram profile for violating policies forbidding hate speech.

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Britain's top law officer says far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon should be charged with contempt of court.Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, was arrested and jailed in May for potentially prejudicing a trial after broadcasting live on Facebook...
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Thursday, 07 March 2019 11:38 AM
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