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A co-founder of The Pirate Bay website is to be deported from Cambodia, police have confirmed.

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, who co-founded the infamous BitTorrent site in 2003 with Peter Sunde, Carl Lundstrom and Fredrik Neij, will be sent packing from the southeast Asian country to Sweden where, in April 2009, he was convicted - along with his TPB associates - of being an accessory to breaching copyright laws.

In September 2010, he failed to appear at an appeal hearing against the fines and prison terms meted out to the four men. At the time, Warg’s mother claimed that her son was ill in Cambodia and therefore wouldn’t be able to attend court.

Authorities in Sweden sought Warg’s arrest using an international warrant after he failed to return to the country to start his one-year prison sentence.

A police spokesman in Cambodia told Reuters: "We will deport him based on our immigration law."

It's unclear, however, where Warg will be sent, with the spokesman telling the news wire: "We just know we will deport him. As to which country, that would be up to the Swedish side."

No deportation date has been set for Warg's exit from Cambodia, where it's understood he has lived for four years. ®

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