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Tommy Robinson loses libel case against Syrian pupil attacked at school

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Tommy Robinson has lost a libel case brought against him by a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school. The former English Defence League leader, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was sued by Syrian schoolboy Jamal Hijazi, who was pushed to the ground and threatened with drowning at Almondbury School in Huddersfield.

A video of the incident provoked outrage after it went viral in November 2018, but Robinson claimed Jamal was "not innocent and he violently attacks young English girls in his school".

Jamal sued Robinson for libel, saying he had faced "death threats and extremist agitation". On the first day of the libel trial, Jamal's lawyer told the court that Robinson's comments "turned Jamal into the aggressor, and the bully

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