Fri Sep 07, 2012 23:05
Although neither country claims the aid is explicitly for Gottfrid Svartholm Warg's arrest, it does come at a convenient time.On the heels of the Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest in Cambodia, along with the Swedish government's requests of his extradition -- news came out today that the Southeast Asian country is set to receive $59.4 million in aid from Sweden, according to The Next Web.Although neither country is pointing to Gottfrid Svartholm Warg's predicament as a reason for the aid, it does come at a coincidental time.
Cambodian police arrested Warg last week in the country's capital. The arrest is believed to be related to his trouble with Swedish courts, which found him, along with his three Pirate Bay cohorts, guilty in 2009 of creating 33 copyright-protected files for downloading on Piratebay.org. After failing to show up at a hearing on the matter, he went missing, until now.t was announced yesterday that Swedish officials traveled to the country to discuss Warg's extradition with Cambodian officials. Cambodia consented to the extradition. However, the two countries do not have an extradition agreement, so Warg cannot be sent to Sweden. Cambodian officials did say that Sweden can decide where he will be sent.Then today, in another meeting between the two countries, it was announced that Cambodia was to receive the nearly $60 million in aid for &amp;quot;causes of democratic development, human rights, education, and climate change,&amp;quot; according to the foreign news service Xinhua.
&amp;quot;Cambodia considers Sweden as a highly valued development partner and we will make every best effort to ensure that the aid be utilized effectively in an efficient and transparent manner,&amp;quot; Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon said at a ceremony, according to Xinhua.
If Warg eventually finds his way back to Sweden, he'll likely face time in jail. In 2009, after being found guilty of pirating, the four Pirate Bay co-founders were sentenced to a year in prison. The court also fined Warg $1.1 million in damages.( SOURCE CNET )
Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:48
We have not been raided. We are not shutting down. We like turtles, waffles and you. Sorry for not fulfilling your pirate needs tonight. We know that you still love us, deep down in your cursed pirate heart........