Report: Pirate Bay Founder Being Kept In Solitary ConfinementS

The mother of imprisoned Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm says that since her son was extradited from Sweden to Denmark, he has been placed in solitary confinement as though he were a "dangerous, violent and aggressive criminal".

Svartholm is in custody - he's still awaiting a verdict - for allegedly hacking the mainframe systems of IT giants CSC. He's been acquitted of similar charges in Sweden, but now faces trial in Denmark.

Gottfrid's mother Kristina has contacted Amnesty and website Torrentfreak, and his lawyer Luise Høi claims Denmark's treatment of his client is against the law.

If true, it's a rather extreme form of incarceration for a man whose alleged crimes are not murder, rape or robbery, but using a computer.

Pirate Bay Founder Held in Solitary Confinement Without a Warrant [TorrentFreak]