Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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Tommy Robinson Must Wait for Ruling on Syrian Teenager’s Libel Claimon July 19, 2021 at 2:53 pm

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Tommy Robinson faces a wait to find out whether he has won or lost a libel case brought against him by a Syrian boy who was filmed being attacked at school. Justice Nicklin was due to hand down his written judgment on Monday, but the ruling has now been postponed. Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, commonly known by his alias Tommy Robinson, is being sued by Jamal Hijazi, who was recorded being bullied in the playground at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in October 2018. Shortly after the film 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. At a four-day trial at the High Court …

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