TPB Founder Was Allowed to Attends Funeral without HandcuffsAdded: Friday, September 26th, 2014
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The news that one of The Pirate Bay founders, imprisoned Peter Sunde, would have to attend his father’s funeral wearing handcuffs has sparked the outrage of thousands of supporters, but fortunately, the humanity has prevailed. Peter’s brother, Mats Kolmisoppi, announced on Facebook that following all the attention focused on Peter’s predicament, he was allowed to pay his final respects with dignity.
Peter Sunde has been held in a Swedish prison for copyright offenses connected with The Pirate Bay, but outside attention periodically turns to the conditions of his imprisonment. First, the reports were about such things as seclusion, boredom and a bland diet, but these can largely be considered an inevitable outcome of incarceration. However, other unexpected events are those that carry the most impact with the public. One of such events emerged last week.
After being seriously ill for a long time, Peter Sunder’s and Mats Kolmisoppi’s father passed away. According to decision at his high-security prison, Peter was given permission to attend the funeral, but was warned he would be wearing handcuffs. This unnecessary measure, applied to a person who has only 50 days left to spend in prison for copyright violation, struck a chord with thousands of supporters, including a group of Hollywood workers.
Mats Kolmisoppi, Peter’s brother, hasn’t commented much about his imprisonment before, but the latest events made him to describe the situation on his Facebook page – this is how everyone knew about what was going on. Now Mats updated Peter’s supporters on how things went, and the news was good. He wrote that the funeral went quietly, and Peter was eligible to carry the coffin and attend the memorial service, with the guards being very respectful and keeping in the background.
It is unknown why the prison system decided to change its mind and treat Peter and his family with compassion, but Mats was thankful for people who offered public support and any effect that had on the decision. However, he also pointed out that it didn’t change the fact that Sunder spent the last week living with the threat that handcuffs could be put to use.
So far, Peter Sunde has only 50 days left to spend in prison for The Pirate Bay-related copyright infringement offenses.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Friday, September 26th, 2014
|**Power To The People**..TPB's still alive n Torrenting...|
|posted by (2014-09-27 02:12:35)|
|More importantly the man got to attend his fathers funeral not in shackles but with the respect deserved of such an occasion.|
Murderers & paedophiles get more respect in situations like this, his treatment on the grounds of media companies et al being huffy about being robbed of obscene profit is a poor representation of the way so called 'law enforcement' is abused by profit driven moaning.
Let the media companies pay for private prisons, and pay for human rights monitors for these prisons only for their so called offenders as I still don't see why prison is a viable punishment for piracy when worse crimes get of with a slap on the wrist, oh hang on I do - MONEY!
If you want to make money for media then make it of good quality and worth the charges you are putting on it, otherwise expect people to say 'nope not paying for that' - don't forget to include all the associated charges that come with so called entertainment. A kids movie comes with the attached costs of hot-dogs, popcorn, drinks, etc... and you can't just send a young child to see a movie on their own so an adult fee is included, all of a sudden the cost rockets.
TPB and others are spreading your movies so the kids can make the parents buy them merchandise you numb nuts, same with other types of media. Get a fan keep a fan then they may pay cold hard cash for your work (if you can call it that).
Final though after my outburst why doesn't the C.E.O. of a company that commits copyright infringement get jailed in high security rather than the company just get fined amounts they can easily afford and right off at a cost to their customers who pay for their misdeeds (surely that is robbery also)?
Keep smiling Peter, don't let the bastards grind you down!
Great post Woolie.
I hope the rest of Peter's time goes by swiftly.
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