Pirate Bay Founder’s Prison Conditions Eased Following Online Petition
2014 01 16
By Cody Scholberg | The Epoch Times
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm, also known as Anakata, has been sitting in a prison cell in Denmark awaiting trial for hacking charges.
A petition, which was intended for the Danish Prime Minister, was started and placed on the Pirate Bay homepage. It attracted more than 105,000 signatures to date. The petition’s goals were to allow Svartholm to be treated more fairly while in prison and to have him released; he was originally in solitary confinement and was denied access to mail and books. Later, he was not in solitary confinement, but was still denied access to books and mail.
“One of the magazines that Gottfrid subscribes to is ‘The Economist’. I get his copy at my home address every week, wrapped in plastic, directly from the publishers. According to the police officer in charge, this magazine could contain ‘secret messages’ and he therefore has check it and read it before handing it over,” said Gottfrid’s mother, Kristina.
The petition has been partly a success. He is not being released, but he is receiving better treatment. He is allowed to have a maximum of ten books in his cell at a time.
Read the full article at: theepochtimes.com
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