Robinson wins appeal; released after “mental torture”
8/1/18 – After a successful appeal, Tommy Robinson was released today as supporters rejoiced and ANTIFA threw a fit.
He released a video in which he commented on being put in solitary confinement and the “mental torture” the experience was for him.
The Mirror reports:
Robinson, 35, claimed his treatment at the hands of UK authorities amounted to ‘torture’.
What they tried to do was to mentally destroy me”, he says in the video. “That wasn’t a prison sentence, that was mental torture.”
The judge at Leeds should not have commenced contempt proceedings that day.
Lord Burnett said “no particulars of the contempt were formulated or put to the appellant”, and there was “a muddle over the nature of the contempt being considered”.
He added: “Where a custodial term of considerable length is being imposed, it should not usually occur so quickly after the conduct which is complained of; a sentence of committal to immediate custody had been pronounced within five hours of the conduct taking place.” [emphasis mine]