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Tommy Robinson to find out whether Syrian teenager has won libel claim

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tommy robinson to find out whether syrian teenager has won libel claim ami robinson will find out whether he has won or lost a libel case brought against him by a syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school the english defense league founder whose real name is stephen yaxley lennon is being sued by jamal hijazi who was recorded being bullied in the playground at almondberry community school in huddersfield in october 2018. shortly after the video went viral robinson claimed in two facebook videos which were viewed by nearly 1 million people that jamal was not innocent and he violently attacks young english girls in his school the 38 year old also claimed jamal beat a girl black and blue and threatened to stab another boy at his school allegations the teenager denies i only reported what i was told at a four-day trial in april jamal’s lawyers said that robinson’s comments had a devastating effect on jamal and his family who had come to the uk as refugees from hum syria katrin evans qc described robinson as a well-known extreme right advocate with an anti-muslim agenda who used social media to spread his extremist views ms evans said robinson’s comments led to jamal facing death threats and extremist agitation and that if the teenager wins the claim he should receive damages between 150 000 pounds and 190 000 pounds throughout the trial robinson maintained he was an independent journalist telling the court the media simply had zero interest in the other side of the story the uncomfortable truth robinson claimed to have uncovered dozens of accounts of aggressive abusive and deceitful behavior by jamal and defended the comments as substantially true he said that with people donating nearly one hundred sixty thousand pounds to a gotham page set up for the claimant he believed it was important for people to be given a balanced view robinson who represented himself added i only reported what i was told that is all i’m doing here in this court looking for the truth the trial also heard evidence from bailey mclaren the boy shown pushing jamal to the ground and pouring water over him in the widely shared video who denied being racist or a bully robinson continued almondberry community school has its failings for sure but racism and racist bullying was not one of them he added just because jamal might have been a victim does not automatically mean he himself


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Tommy Robinson to find out whether Syrian teenager has won libel claim
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