ER Editor: It would appear that as of this week, Tommy Robinson has been moved from Hull Jail to Onley Prison in the Midlands (between Coventry and Northampton – see map) where his supporters are claiming that his life is now even more at risk because of a higher percentage of Muslim prisoners. Onley is a category C prison where conditions will certainly be more relaxed. We offer three pieces on this, the last being an insightful 13-minute video conversation between Alex Christoforou of The Duran and Peter Lavelle of RT’s Crosstalk where a parallel between the case of Robinson and Assange is drawn.
Death threats for Tommy Robinson in heavily-Muslim maximum security prison
by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2018
Jailed UK activist Tommy Robinson has received death threats after being moved to a maximum security prison with a large Muslim population, a spokesman for the activist said.
Inmates at Onley prison, where Robinson was reportedly transferred to, “were banging on cell walls and shouting death threats,” Robinson spokesperson Coalan Robertson said.
Robertson also said “there’s been a hit by a imam” placed on Robinson.
Onley prison has a Muslim population of 30.4 percent, the UK’s Mirror reported.
“As soon as he arrived he was told there are people here who don’t like him,” Robertson said. “He was put on the main wing which is central main heart of the prison. It’s not solitary it’s the main open part of the prison… And that was where he was put.”
Arutz Sheva reported that, according to Robinson’s family, “he slept in a cell without heating, containing only a thin mattress. Relatives explain that Robinson’s transfer to the new prison was meant to undermine efforts to appeal his sentence.”
Robinson had been housed at Hull prison, which the Mirror reported has a 7.4 percent Muslim population.
The UK’s Ministry of Justice said it does not comment on individual cases, and would not confirm whether Robinson had been moved.
Robinson was arrested on May 25 for suspicion of breaching the peace while livestreaming a report on the trial of a pedophile gang of mostly Muslim men. He is now serving a prior 13-month suspended sentence.
Alex Christoforou and Peter Lavelle