Pirate Bay's Gottfrid Svartholm Warg on trial again in Stockholm
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg. Photo: Fredrik Persson/Scanpix

Pirate Bay founder free after multiple prison sentences

One of the four Swedes behind the Pirate Bay file-sharing site, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, has been released after serving several prison sentences, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter writes.

Svartholm Warg had been wanted for computer hacking in both Sweden and Denmark. He was detained in Cambodia in late 2012 and extradited to Sweden, where he was sentenced to one year in prison.

After spending time in a Swedish prison, he was then further extradited to Denmark, where he was given a three and a half years sentence.

However, when he was released from Danish imprisonment a month ago, he was immediately detained again by the Swedish authorities, since he apparently had more time to serve for his Swedish conviction.

But, Dagens Nyheter writes, Svarthold Warg was finally released this past Saturday.

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