FAR-right pals of jailed EDL founder Tommy Robinson have been spreading fake claims that he’s been locked in solitary confinement for his own protection.
The Muslim-baiting extremists claim Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – has been hidden away following threats from other inmates.
Canadian media mogul Ezra Levant claims his hard-right pal is being kept in Belmarsh Prison’s High Security Unit for his own safety.
He told the Spectator: “He’s isolated from all other prisoners, he has no contact
“They don’t see him, and he doesn’t see them. He’s allowed to see guards and to see visitors three or four times a week.
“It’s solitary confinement in that he’s not allowed to see any other prisoners, but it’s not like in HMP Onley… here, he’s allowed half an hour on the exercise bike, the prison governor himself visits once a day, he has a medical once a day, he’s not being starved.
“I suppose the reason this prison is ironically a fit is that at least they can keep him safe from other prisoners.”
Robinson was jailed for nine months on Friday after he “encouraged mob rule” when he breached a reporting restriction to live-stream a video outside a child grooming trial.
But a source told The Sun Online that “it’s simply not true” that Robinson is in solitary confinement.
A Prison Service spokeswoman added: “We don’t comment on individual prisoners”.
His initial sentencing sparked a huge protest in London as hundreds of yobs marched towards the Houses of Parliament.
One thug attacked a BBC film crew while other far-right protesters set EU flags on fire and hurled bottles at police as ugly scenes erupted outside court.
Clashing with police, protesters were heard chanting “paedo protectors” and “you’re not English anymore” at officers.
Robinson’s sentence will see him serve about two and a half months in prison as he had already served ten weeks.
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He is expected to be released on licence halfway through his jail term.
His sentence was made up of six months for the Leeds contempt, plus three months for an earlier contempt committed at Canterbury Crown Court in 2017.
Robinson has 28 days to lodge an appeal.
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