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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg Arrested In Cambodia 138

Posted by timothy
from the hear-the-spiders-are-delicious dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, alias "anakata," was arrested two days ago (Original, Swedish) in Pnohm Pehn, Cambodia and may soon be facing extradition to Sweden (alternate sources: Aftonbladet (Swedish), IDG (Swedish)). He was sentenced to one year in prison for his involvement in The Pirate Bay in 2009 and failed to appear at the prison to serve his sentence. On a related note, the domain freeanakata.se seems to have been registered today although it currently isn't resolving."
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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg Arrested In Cambodia

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  • by SquarePixel (1851068) * on Saturday September 01, 2012 @10:38AM (#41199339)

    It's just because Sweden has always had quite nerdy population. And good internet access. Even girls use internet over there. Sweden was also always treated as safe haven for such things and when the laws changed, it came crashing down.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 01, 2012 @10:49AM (#41199415)

    These weren't cases anyone cared about until US money and pressure started telling Swedish authorities to care about them.

  • pointless links (Score:5, Insightful)

    by alphatel (1450715) * on Saturday September 01, 2012 @11:08AM (#41199487)

    On a related note, the domain freeanakata.... seems to have been registered today although it currently isn't resolving."

    Linking to a domain that any goon could have registered for profit is somewhere between spammy and stupid.

  • Re:pointless links (Score:3, Insightful)

    by b4dc0d3r (1268512) on Saturday September 01, 2012 @12:43PM (#41200089)

    The story doesn't read like AC submitter knew anything about you, which makes it still a bad idea. And your assurances to the contrary, at this point in time I don't know you, nor does it feel any less in the range of spammy to stupid to do so.

    And if you submitted the story anonymously to give an "I don't know anything about this website but it's here in case you're interested later" feel to it, I actually feel dirty replying. Good luck with all of that.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 01, 2012 @01:34PM (#41200403)

    c) Swedish authorities got really burned in 2001 by a US government that didn’t keep their promises and didn't tell the truth, when they have handed over two "criminal suspects" to US agents (the English language wikipedia article [wikipedia.org] seem to have been slightly censored), making Swedish authorities look very gullible.

    The only thing we can say for sure is that Sweden now have a history of turning over people to countries where they can be tortured without having any kind of evidence for their alleged crimes. Julian Assange might be paranoid but he also have a reason to be. Obviously neither Sweden nor the U.S. are above breaking their own laws and resorting to torture by proxy.

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