Hans Neij of Pirate Bay arrested in Thailand

TiAMO in custody after leaving Laos

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Another Pirate Bay co-founder has been arrested, this time in Thailand.

According to BBC News and other outlets, Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij (TiAMO) was trying to cross into Thailand from Laos when he was collared by Thai police.

Neij, along with Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström, was sentenced in 2009 and in a 2010 appeal had his jail time reduced to ten months. The group was also subject to a fine of 46 million Kronor (about £2.4 million).

However, Neij skipped Sweden while on bail, making him subject to an international arrest warrant that he'd managed to evade until now.

The BBC says Thai regional police chief Chartchai Eimsang announced that Neij had been living in Laos since 2012 and was arrested trying to enter Thailand.

Major-general Eimsang said Neij had previously visited Thailand “nearly 30 times” to visit his house on the resort island of Phukat.

Another Pirate Bay co-founder, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, was returned from Cambodia to Sweden last year, and at the end of October was found guilty of hacking servers belonging to CSC. Warg has been sentenced to 42 months in prison, with his unnamed accomplice given six months but walking free because he'd spent 17 months in detention awaiting trial. ®




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