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Who is Tommy Robinson and why is he in jail?

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 13 months after breaking contempt of court laws for streaming a Facebook Live outside Leeds court.

Since his imprisonment there have been mass protests to #freetommy, claiming he's a victim of censorship.

We explain who he is, why he has been sent to jail and why his imprisonment is more about the right to a fair trial than freedom of speech.

Update 29 November 2018: A reference in this video to how Tommy Robinson had pleaded guilty to all charges has since been removed. The Attorney General is considering the alleged case against Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (Tommy Robinson)