TOMMY Robinson has compared jail to Guantanamo Bay and claimed he lost 40lbs eating a tin of tuna a day.
The former English Defence League (EDL) leader compared his spell in jail to Guantanamo Bay during an appearance on Fox News last night.
Fox News Tommy Robinson spoke last night on Fox News about his experience in what he described as Guantanamo Bay Far-right activist Tommy Robinson leaves Onley Prison after winning appeal against contempt of court ruling
Robinson was on conservative talkshow Tucker Carlson Tonight in the US to discuss his release from prison.
He was released from HMP Onley in Rugby on Wednesday after three leading judges in London quashed a contempt finding made at Leeds Crown Court in May.
Robinson, who was introduced as an “activist”, told the host he was known for “criticising Islam” and that there had been “planned attempts” on his life in the UK.
The 35-year-old, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, said he had been the victim of a “kangaroo court” and complained he had lost “nearly 40lb” in prison after living on a diet of one tin of tuna and a piece of fruit a day.
Caters News Agency Tommy Robinson complained of a ‘kangaroo court’ after he was released from prison on Wednesday
PA:Press Association Tommy Robinson was in good spirits as he left jail on Wednesday
PA:Press Association The former EDL leader is a free man after his conviction was quashed
He said that, after being moved prisons, he was put in solitary confinement for two months which resulted in the shortening of his legal visits and the disruption of his legal access.
He added: “I was supposed to be in Her Majesty’s Prison Service, not Guantanamo Bay.”
Robinson told the show that other prisoners threw excrement and spat through his ground floor cell window.
He said: “This case, the world has watched it, it’s shocked them, for me this has been nothing new.”
PA:Press Association Tommy is out after serving four months of his 13-month prison sentence
He said he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after a five-month period of solitary confinement in 2012 but had not mentioned it because he did not want to compare his prison experience with those of veterans who had been in war zones.
When asked why he had been locked up, Robinson said he still did not know what the reason was and argued he had been the victim of “hatchet jobs” from the “mainstream media”.
Robinson was sentenced to 13 months in prison earlier this year after broadcasting footage of trial defendants on social media – claiming he was “reporting” on a grooming trial involving 28 Asian men.
But the 35-year-old is now a free man again after the Court of Appeal ruled there were technical flaws in the ruling of the judge who jailed him.
Robinson could still face jail over an allegation that he committed contempt of court by filming people in a criminal trial and broadcasting footage on social media.