Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, has been given early release from prison, with certain conditions attached.
I just received the following message from a source close to Tommy Robinson:
To all Team Tommy:
Just to let you know — Tommy was released from prison this afternoon, and is now at home. He is spending time with his family, who are overjoyed to have him back.
One of the conditions imposed on Tommy — the violation of which could result in his being returned to prison — is that NO person(s) who are involved with the EDL may contact him, directly or indirectly. So he will not be involved in any EDL-related activities, nor should any EDL people attempt to contact him.
These conditions will apply until the end of the original sentence imposed on him, which would be sometime in June or July of 2015.
Upon learning the news, Vlad Tepes made this brief observation:
I thought he was in for mortgage fraud. I wonder how they justify “no EDL contact” as a condition of release, when it has exactly NOTHING to do with the charge.
It sort of goes with political crime, I would suppose.
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