One of Pirate Bay Founders DisappearedAdded: Thursday, March 10th, 2011
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Last September the defendants in the case against Pirate Bay didn't come to Court of Appeal in full strength. Only three of four defendants were present, while the hearing and sentencing of the missing one, Gottfrid Svartholm, was decided to be postponed. According to Swedish media sources, the Court was not able to set a specific date for the postponed hearing, as Gottfrid has disappeared.
On September 28th of 2010 Gottfrid Svartholm, also known as Anakata, failed to come to Stockholm, where the hearing in the Court of Appeal took place, he was in Asia for some medical reasons. His mother announced that she was planning to fly to Asia in order to meet with her son and support him. The other three co-founders, Carl Lundstrom, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde were present at the hearing.
The fact that Svartholm was absent in the Court of Appeal caused some inconvenience during the hearing. Ola Salmonsson, the lawyer of Gottfrid, asked to proceed the hearing without his client. As a result the case continued without Gottfrid. Three co-founders who were present there were found guilty and received sentences that included 4 – 10 months jail sentence and $7.23 million of damages. The Gottfrid’s case was decided to be heared later. However the date of this hearing has not been set yet.
Ola Salmonsson commented the gave the following fact on Swedish Radio: “The only reason why it is so is that we don’t know where Svartholm is now. As for me I think it’s a pity that we cannot contact him and discuss the situation we have. Definitely it is not good”.
The Court of Appeal hopes that Salmonsson will finally find his client. Otherwise special adverts will be placed in different newspapers in order to set a contact with the lost defendant.
According to TorrentFreak, about a few weeks ago, Gottfrid stayed in Cambodia. This is where he lived for some time. The representative of BREIN anti-piracy organization, Tim Kuik commented that his presence there was “hiding”.
According to the local sources, Gottfrid is still fighting his health problems in Cambodia, and his mother who recently flew to Cambodia, supports him morally. There are some more details known about this, but with respect to the privacy of Gottfrid we would not spread them, just wish him the quickest possible recovery.
Other Pirate Bay co-founders, Carl Lundstrom, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde are waiting whether their case will be forwarded to Sweden’s Supreme Court or not.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
March 10th,2011Posted by:
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
|posted by (2011-03-11 00:41:55)|
|yes he is realy realy sick probaly the trial thats killing him can always ask his mon|
|maybe he'll make a fake facebook page with a different name next|
|he may not make it to the trial|
|He's with Bin Ladin, I hear.|
|f... them and their law|
|I think he went inside the tron videogame lol|
|posted by (2011-03-25 11:20:58)|
|do do do do......maybe he s**t himself to much|
|I know exactly where he is, I just came back from Cambodia and saw him in Phenom Penh.|
|posted by (2011-03-28 15:07:54)|
|He's definately with the reptilians under Salt Lake City or Los Angeles.. That's where I would be if I was a software pirate.|
|he is everywhere and nowhere i seen him in Florida last week sorry that a lot of pirates are broke living under poverty||
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