UK arrested Tommy Robinson for reporting child-rape gangs that the government caters to. The UK began forbidding journalists from reporting on the child-rape gangs and now forbids them from reporting on Tommy's arrest. The judge in the case said Tommy'd be assassinated in prison, then imprisoned him for years.
(Rightpedia is not necessarily endorsing Tommy's views, only criticizing the UK government.)
The term independence is used in contrast to subjugation, which refers to a region as a "territory" —subject to the political and military control of an external government. The word is sometimes used in a weaker sense to contrast with hegemony, the indirect control of one nation by another, more powerful nation.