Saturday September 01, 2012

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia

The old saying "you can run, but you can’t hide" obviously applies in Cambodia for Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, who was arrested in Phnom Penh yesterday. Warg was convicted in 2009 in Sweden and sentenced to one year in jail. He appealed the sentence, but failed to appear in court in 2010 and has been a fugitive ever since. An international warrant was issued at that time for his arrest.

After failing to request his appeal be heard, the guilty verdict came into force in October 2011 and when Svartholm Warg failed to turn up for prison at the appointed time on April 18th 2012, an international warrant was put out for his arrest.

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