Pretrial detainment should not exceed one year in Denmark unless there are exceptional circumstances surrounding the case. Leave it to Gottfrid Svartholm Warg to be involved in a case that breaks all the “standards”.
As mentioned in the closing of our previous post, Gottfrid (anakata) was part of the first ever criminal trial and conviction against peer to peer site founders. Now he is involved in Denmark’s largest hacking case and his co-defendant is setting precedent this week. Continue reading
As of May 27th Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been detained in Denmark for 6 months, without trial or conviction. The other defendant, a 21 year old Danish man known publicly only as JT, will be detained for a year by Denmark at the beginning of June. Continue reading
We have gone between a media frenzy and complete media blackout for news and updates concerning Anakata and his trial since the courts opened the doors to the public. The higher Swedish courts favored the plea of Luise Høj on 4 March 2014. That update is here.
The month of April was filled with many new updates though, and information concerning not only his detainment, but also his upcoming trial. Continue reading
The director of TPB AFK, Simon Klose was on scene when Rolf Bjerre, the leader of Denmark’s Pirate Party delivered the 160K signatures to the Ministry of Justice.
In December 2013 Meelis Kuldala started an online petition to bring attention to the intense restrictions that Gottfrid was being kept under during his remand in Denmark.
In the first open court hearing Gottfrid was able to have in Denmark, the judge extended his stay at Køge arrest house for another four weeks. Continue reading
Attorney for Anakata, Luise Høj, petitioned the High Court in Danmark asking that the court not be held in secret. On 3 March 2014 the High Court decided in favor of Anakata and the other Danish suspect, who remains anonymous to media.
Internal discussions about targeting file-sharing site The Pirate Bay
Documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal covert surveillance and pressure tactics towards WikiLeaks and it’s supporters. These are top-secret documents revealed from the National Security Agency and it’s British counterpart showing how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks and other groups of activists.
Yesterday was known as The Day We Fight Back when there was worldwide protesting and demonstrating online and in the streets to show lack of approval and acceptance of the NSA and their monitoring activity. However, for those who support Gottfrid yesterday was known as even more. It was another day and another chance for us to show and share our support in Køge. Continue reading