Peter Sunde was arrested in the present day in a police raid in southern Sweden. The Pirate Bay co-founder was needed by Interpol as he had but to serve jail time for his involvement with the positioning. Sunde’s arrest comes precisely eight years after the police raided the Pirate Bay servers, which marked the beginning of the legal prosecution in opposition to the positioning’s founders.
Former Pirate Bay spokesman and co-founder Peter Sunde was arrested in the present day in a rural space close to Malmö, Sweden. Sunde was needed by Interpol for greater than two years, ever for the reason that sentence for his position within the Pirate Bay web site was made closing.
He has been residing in Berlin for fairly a while, however nonetheless had household ties in Sweden, which he visited sometimes. Earlier in the present day, a particular Swedish police unit tasked with monitoring down legal fugitives carried out a raid at a farm in Skåne. Local regulation enforcement reportedly labored in collaboration with the Polish police.
While particulars are scarce in the mean time, the Swedish newspaper Expressen studies that the arrest has been confirmed by the Swedish authorities. According to Peter Althin, Sunde’s lawyer, the information implies that his shopper will almost certainly be despatched to jail to serve his 8-month sentence.
Sunde’s jail sentence was made closing in 2012 after Sweden’s Supreme Court introduced its determination to not grant go away to attraction within the long-running legal case in opposition to the founders of The Pirate Bay.
However, Sunde determined not to surrender with out a battle. First he submitted his case to the European Court of Human Rights (EHCR), and after that was rejected he tried once more on the Swedish Supreme Court this 12 months, which rejected the request earlier this month.
Thus far solely Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström has accomplished their jail sentences. The fourth defendant, Fredrik Neij stays a fugitive and at present resides in Asia.
Interestingly, in the present day’s arrest comes precisely eight years after The Pirate Bay servers had been raided, which marked the beginning of the legal prosecution of the 4 folks linked to the positioning.