On Friday, a British right-wing activist, Tommy Robinson, was arrested for "breach of the peace" outside a courtroom in Leeds, England, where a trial of some alleged Muslim child groomers was going on. He was immediately taken to court and sentenced to 13 months in jail AND the media in the UK has been banned from reporting on the case.
Tommy Robinson has been arrested in Leeds court for reporting on grooming gangs. More updates to follow pic.twitter.com/iEPDoNOKHM— Caolan Robertson (@CaolanRob) May 25, 2018
Following the court ban, British newspapers immediately started taking down basic reporting about the arrest. The story, EDL founder Tommy Robinson 'arrested' while filming outside court, for example, has been removed.
Setting aside the views of Robinson, which appear somewhat flaky, this type of action by the UK courts is horrifying and chilling.