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Legal conflict

Pirate Bay Defense Seeks Retrial

Published lördag 25 april 2009 kl 16.17
Pirate Bay trial judge Tomas Norström

The defense lawyer of one of the four founders of the file-sharing website Pirate Bay who were recently sentenced to prison terms has formally applied for a retrial on Saturday. In his application to the Court of Appeal the lawyer wrote that the presiding judge was involved in a conflict of interest and was therefore biased.

Swedish Radio had reported earlier this week that the judge is a member of the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property Rights.

The defense lawyer of another of the four defendants has also announced that he will demand a new trial with another judge at the local district court. (KH)

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