Danish Government Received Petition in Support of TPB FounderAdded: Sunday, April 27th, 2014
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A petition asking to improve the prison conditions of Gottfrid Svartholm, one of The Pirate Bay founders, amassed 106,000 signatures and has been delivered to the Danish government a few days ago. The Danish Pirate Party even hopes that the petition may even prompt the total release of Svartholm, and yesterday handed the paper to the local Minister of Justice.
Back in 2013, Gottfrid Svartholm was extradited to Denmark to stand officially accused of hacking into machines that belong to some IT company called CSC. At the same time, everyone understands that the real reason for his conviction is The Pirate Bay.
From the very beginning, the nature of his detention has been highly controversial thanks to his reputation as a hacker. Gottfrid was placed in solitary confinement, his interaction with other inmates and access to books were restricted as well. The authorities didn’t allow any magazines sent in from outside either. Such conditions of Svartholm’s detentions prompted the creation of a petition, which gathered momentum hitting 100,000 signatures. Gottfrid’s mother claimed that the petition had put pressure on the authorities and forced them to ease both book restrictions and interactions with other inmates.
A few days ago, the petition was delivered to the Danish government by the Danish Pirate Party, which printed out the online petition onto 2,600 sheets of paper and presented it to the minister in a box covered in pirate wrapping paper.
Industry observers believe that Gottfrid is in solitary confinement for no reason. Indeed, it is weird that the computer hacker, who hasn’t done anything special, is being treated worse than a serial killer. Perhaps, his adverse conditions resulted from the authorities’ lack of experience to deal with someone with the Swede’s capabilities. They just don’t fully understand what he can do, and whether he’s able to get data in and out of jail.
Despite The Pirate Bay’s founder having been held in Denmark for over 5 months now, the investigation against Gottfrid is still underway with no end in sight. Until that end, he is being allowed only 1 hour a day outside and one controlled visit with his mother. The latter travels from Sweden to Denmark each week to visit Gottfrid. This will continue at least till September, when the trial is scheduled, and TPB supporters hope that their signatures under the petition will ease his conditions before then.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
April 27th,2014Posted by:
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
|posted by (2014-04-27 13:09:34)|
|lol his stay in danish prison is like a 5 + stars hotel with all exspensiv payed|
|posted by (2014-04-27 17:19:30)|
|Taker - Omg can t believe you said that love it and so wrong|
|posted by (2014-04-27 17:50:15)|
|post NR3 yup i know all about danish prison + im from sweden + been there lol .ask any who been in jail in denmark they will say the same.|
|posted by (2014-04-27 17:51:11)|
|you will be shock how nice they have it in jail there + what they get etc|
|Sorry everyone. The post by taker is right, true. I´m danish and been in this place 3 times. Well taker, lets just say 3-4 star, ok! I was there for a hole year and then it was a lot worce than now. Maybe he ask for solitary confinement him self. Alot normal people do so to stay clear from the hard criminals and gang members. I can understand if he do so. Better than mingle with useless drugdealers. Everyone get only 1 hour fresh air, rest of the time everyone have to stay inside the cell. Only diff is if the dor is lock or not. And so many ways to have comtact with others. Sure not a 5 star hotal. Anyway better he don´t have contact with anyone in there... My advice. Lean to meditate and book a time once a week to talk to the preast. Sign up for training, play ball, playstation and so. Staff is ok and if he follow the roles (easy)i´t´s not so bad. Free ok food and he can get some cellwork.|
Any how: what the F... he been doing? if`s true he hack in our CDC!!! This is a part of our Danish health caresystem, folks!! I hope that´s not true. That meen access to every danish private info. Come on, you guys. Be honnest with you self, would you like anyone to look in your private info? Hack in to use it for what?? The info the goverment store on you can in wrong hand be a huge problem. Blackmale and so. U like it? No, i did´t think so. I would like to keep my info private and not in some unknow computer somewhere.I belive in file shareing but not files taken(stolen?) from private people like me and you. Be like Snowden insted. Should find the files from mistakes made by the huge big bad countrys insted and share it.
|posted by (2014-04-28 21:50:34)|
|Prison is like staying in a hotel, stfu you ignorant clowns, watching too many of these movies, its the 21st century.|
|posted by (2014-04-29 12:47:20)|
|exar you stfu i know all about danish prison been there done that so unless you have i bet you havent stfu your the ignorant clown|
|i could do with a prison stay i dont get decent food and would love a few months without working my nuts off|
|posted by (2014-05-03 10:02:32)|
|join the cause, join our page on face book, search for he global pirate organization|
|posted by (2014-05-04 12:04:02)|
|Prison in Denmark really is much different from the rest of the world. Seriously they get payed a lot and they have it really easy. I live in Denmark. I saw on the news a polish guy who came here to do criminal activity, and he's in jail now but he encourages everyone to come here and do crimes, because they have it so easy in the prison, plus they get payed monthly. Our prisons suck.|
|posted by (2014-05-05 22:30:18)|
|@kennyMNG yeaaa they are actualy happy about the holiday they get in danish prision thats how easy they have it. yup they even earn money etc there|
|posted by (2014-05-12 14:40:01)|
|They're being taking care of by the state, damn right it should be like summer camp, its a rehabilitation center not a dungeon. You don't like that, well tough shish, its the 21st century and you have to treat people humanely, that goes for prisoners, prostitutes, pedophiles, petty thieves and people like you.|
Taking someones freedom is enough, if you put a hamster in a cage, it becomes your hamster and you have to take care of it. If you want to make that hamster a vicious animal...its not very difficult, throw in a few more hamsters and let them fight over scraps. This is common sense man. I don't see the benefit of building dungeons.
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