Video: Tommy Robinson: Political Prisoner

Gates of Vienna 19 November 2012

Alain Wagner of the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) announces plans for a demonstration in front of the British embassy in Paris on November 24 in solidarity with Tommy Robinson.

The French demo is timed to coincide with one that will be staged by the English Defence League at Wandsworth Prison, where Tommy is being held on remand.

I can’t understand spoken French well enough to translate what Alain says in the video, but I’m expecting a translated transcript (and possibly also English subtitles) in dues course. In the meantime, here are the notes accompanying the video on YouTube (my translation):

The International Civil Liberties Alliance has called for a demonstration outside the British Embassy on Saturday November 24 at 3pm to protest the violation of Tommy Robinson’s right to free of expression, and to denounce the persecution he has suffered at the hands of the police.

Contrary to its international commitments, Britain is engaging in a campaign of repression and persecution against all those citizens who risk their lives to denounce the dangers of the progressive implementation of Sharia in their country.

Tommy Robinson, given the treatment that has been inflicted on to him, must now be regarded as a political prisoner.

Alain Wagner participated in the Brussels Conference on July 9, 2012, and was pivotal in the writing of the Brussels Declaration.