Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the founders of popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay was arrested in Cambodia, local police confirmed Sunday, reports the Wall Street Journal. The arrest comes several months after the 27-year-old was scheduled to begin a one-year jail sentence in his native Sweden, which issued an international arrest warrant for him in April.
"His arrest was made at the request of the Swedish government for a crime related to information technology," Cambodia's police spokesman Kirth Chantharith told AFP. "We don't have an extradition treaty with Sweden but we'll look into our laws and see how we can handle this case.”
Svartholm, and three other key people behind the site were convicted by a Swedish court of encouraging copyright violations in 2009. All the defendants except for Svartholm saw their one-year jail terms reduced to between four and 10 months following a 2010 appeal.
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