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UK: Tommy Robinson in court after being sued by Syrian schoolboy for libel

1 15.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Former far-right English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson speaking to reporters, London
SOT, Tommy Robinson, Former far-right English Defence League (EDL) leader: "I'm being sued by the lawyer who's trying to get Shamima Begum into our country, the lawyer who represents all the terrorists. That lawyer in this case who sued me handed my children's address to a far-left extremist who come and threatened to murder my children. My family had to leave their home. But yet I'm the one being taken to court by this lawyer. There's an investigation currently undergoing against that lawyer, I'm also issuing legal proceedings against that lawyer. So this is just intentionally done to drain me financially hundreds of thousands of pounds. This is costing hundreds of thousands of pounds to defend. I have a job to report the truth, you have a job to report the truth. If it's the truth, it is the truth and it should be reported. We shouldn't be sacred and intimidated by legal letters and people threatening to sue you, which is what they're doing now. They want to essentially take my home from me for telling the truth."
M/S Robinson outside court *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Tommy Robinson, Former far-right English Defence League (EDL) leader: "Boris Johnson. And everyone should vote for Boris Johnson and I think that I'm so happy with what Nigel Farage has done. Nigel Farage has attacked the Labour heartlands, he should attack the Labour heartlands. And if we want Brexit, if we believe in democracy we have to have Brexit, so yeah. Go Boris."
M/S Robinson outside court
M/S Police passing by
M/S Robinson outside court
M/S Robinson outside court
W/S Robinson entering court
M/S Royal court of justice
W/S Court exterior
SCRIPT
Former far-right English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson appeared at the High Court in London on Thursday after being sued by a Syrian refugee for defamation.
Sixteen-year-old Syrian schoolboy Jamal Hijazi and his family are seeking damages after Robinson alleged on social media the teenager had attacked white girls.
"I'm being sued by the lawyer who's trying to get Shamima Begum into our country, the lawyer who represents all the terrorists," said Robinson who further alleged the lawyer had given his children's address to a far-left extremist.
Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, had made the comments after a video of Hijazi being attacked in schoolyard had gone viral.