This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Start an enquiry into the arrest and imprisonment of Tommy Robinson.

The recent imprisonment of defenders of free speech on spurious or non-existent grounds is causing grave concern amongst law abiding citizens of the UK.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

Decisions about arrests and sentencing in individual cases are the responsibility of the police and the courts, not the UK Government or Parliament.

The UK Government and Parliament aren't responsible for deciding whether someone has been wrongfully arrested. That would be a decision for a court to make. The courts are independent of the UK Government and Parliament.

You could start a new petition asking for a specific change in the contempt of court laws, if that's what you'd like to happen.

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