Robinson was arrested outside a trial in Yorkshire, in the north of England, and has since been sentenced to 13 months in prison for contempt of court, according to The Independent, which was only able to reveal the sentence Tuesday after a judge removed a reporting restriction on Robinson's case.
A judge had ordered that Yaxley-Lennon's conviction and sentencing were banned from press coverage until the trial concluded, but lifted this restriction after The Independent and Leeds Live persuaded him, citing misinformation being reported in media coverage. Despite the fact his hour-long rant was viewed a quarter of a million times, and despite the fact the YEP knew all about it, we could not tell you about it because a Judge said so.
The founder of the English Defence League has been jailed over comments made on camera outside a court building which had the potential to derail a long-running trial.
Matthew Harding, defending, said his client felt "deep regret" over his actions.
"It is about justice and ensuring that a trial can be carried out justly and fairly, it's about being innocent until proven guilty".
However, he said, with these rights come responsibilities, and one of them was to exercise free speech within the law.
He was previously told he was on a "knife edge" when he was sentenced in May 2017 for trying to film four men standing trial at Canterbury Crown Court on 8 May that year accused of gang-raping a teenage girl.
The restriction was put in place temporarily to prevent reporting on the Robinson case prejudicing the outcome of the first trial.More news: Hysteria Aside, Losing Track of Immigrant Kids Nothing New
He read out the names and charges against the defendants - some of which he got wrong - and also approached them as they arrived at court.
His supporters insist freedom of speech is at stake, while critics say he was actually putting the successful outcome of criminal trials at risk.
Supporters of Mr. Robinson, however, have argued it is not clear how his actions are different from other journalists, and specifically how they have prejudiced the case.
Marson also said that the witnesses would have the trauma of having to give evidence before another jury.
"If I have to do that it will mean a re-trial, costing hundreds and hundreds and thousands of pounds".
In the past few years, Tommy Robinson's far-right stock has been on the rise.
Robinson has previous convictions for contempt of court, disobeying a court order, possessing identity documents with intent, fraud, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possessing drugs and threatening behaviour. On Robinson he tweeted "He's a convicted fraudster who broke strict reporting laws, without which trials of alleged rapists would collapse and alleged rapists would walk free".