British rightist receives £20,000 in BTC donations

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According to CCN, supporters of British nationalist Tommy Robinson, who was recently released on bail from prison, have donated to him bitcoins worth about £20000.

Founder and former leader of the British nationalist movement English Defense League (EDL) 35-year-old Tommy Robinson was sentenced to 13 months in prison for contempt of court. He made an online broadcast from the courthouse of the city of Leeds. According to the judge, Robinson’s act could influence the course of the case and even disrupt the process, the repetition of which could cost taxpayers “hundreds of thousands of pounds.” The founder of the EDL admitted his guilt.

Robinson’s real name is Steven Yaxley-Lennon. He founded the far-right EDL movement in 2009. In 2013 he left the organization. EDL’s goal is to combat the “Islamization of Britain.” The movement conducts demonstrations and street actions, speaking up against the opening of new mosques.

Representatives of the American human rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center named the amount of Robinson’s support “extraordinary.” The head of “Hope Not Hate” Nick Lowles called Robinson a dangerous extremist.