Syrian teenager suing Tommy Robinson for libel seeks up to £190,000 damages

Syrian teenager suing Tommy Robinson for libel seeks up to £190,000 damages

The Guardian

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Jamal Hijazi was attacked in a Huddersfield playground and had to flee town after ‘anti-Muslim’ claims about him by far-right activist

A Syrian teenager who is suing Tommy Robinson for libel is seeking between £150,000 and £190,000 in damages from him.

A lawyer for Jamal Hijazi, who was filmed being attacked in a Huddersfield playground and had to flee the town after the far-right activist aired “entirely distorted anti-Muslim” claims about him, also said Robinson had continued during the libel trial to exacerbate distress caused to the family.

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