Far-right Rebel Media personality Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months
Far-right Rebel Media host and street tough Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known as Tommy Robinson, was sent to jail for nine months for contempt of court after he breached a reporting ban. Robinson has eleven previous convictions for violence, public order offences, fraud and disobedience of court orders.
Robinson is a correspondent with Rebel Media, Canada’s far-right online video network that publishes anti-Muslim videos, and previously featured now-white supremacist Faith Goldy. Rebel was co-founded by Andrew Scheer’s campaign manager Hamish Marshall.
Robinson and his fans have repeatedly incited violence against their political opponents and journalists. Hours after the verdict was announced, Robinson’s supporters violently attacked journalists covering the proceedings.
Rebel Media sent online personalities to cover the proceedings, using the opportunity to raise money from subscribers.