This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Remove the reporting restrictions on the Tommy Robinson contempt of court case.

Tommy Robinson was arrested for committing a breach of the peace. He has allegedly been sentenced to prison, but the judge has imposed severe restrictions on reporting on the case. We are asking the government to overturn these restrictions and investigate their use.

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On May 25th, 2018, Stephen Lennon (better known by the name Tommy Robinson) was arrested for committing a breach of the peace. On that same day he was allegedly sentenced to 13 months in prison, but due to reporting restrictions imposed by the judge the media is not allowed to discuss the case. Given the speed with which his trial took place, it is especially important that, as Lord Hewart famously said, it "justice should not only be done, but should... ...undoubtedly be seen to be done."

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

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

This would be a decision for the courts, which are independent of the UK Government and Parliament. In any case, as you may already know, these restrictions have now been lifted.

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