London (CNN)Far-right activist Tommy Robinson was freed on bail Wednesday after winning his challenge against a 13-month sentence for breaching the strict rules that govern the reporting of criminal trials in Britain.
UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson freed on bail
Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, argued that his case was heard too swiftly and that his sentence was excessive. Judges at the Court of Appeal agreed, dismissed the finding of contempt and ordered the case to be heard again.
Robinson's cause has been taken up by prominent right-wing figures in the United States, including US President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon.
He was jailed for 10 months in May after pleading guilty to contempt of court for a Facebook Live webcast during a criminal trial at Leeds Crown Court. He received a further three months for breaching the terms of an earlier suspended sentence.