Fredrik Neij following his arrest by Thai police. Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP/TT

Pirate Bay founder arrives in Bangkok

Swedish police are in Bangkok following the arrival of Fredrik Neij, who was arrested in northeast Thailand earlier this week, news agency AFP reports.

Neij, one of the founders of the Pirate Bay website, was on the run from the Swedish authorities following a 2009 conviction in a Swedish court for promoting copyright infringement.

He was arrested by local police on the border between Thailand and Laos yesterday, and brought to the capital this morning. Officials told AFP Tuesday that they would now be working with the Thai authorities to get Neij extradited to Sweden, which should take a month or so, Reuters reports.

Neij is the second of the Pirate Bay founders to be discovered in southeast Asia, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was found in Cambodia in 2012.

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