Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Tell me this is not true...

So you go to court and are found guilty and sentenced to prison and a fine -but you appeal - and also ask for a retrial because the judge has an apparent conflict of interest.  

And then, even before they have set a date for an appeal, they send you the bill for the fine and are ready to freeze your assets and send the bailiffs in.  Geeze, if this was a TV series I'd say they were making it up.  But no... it's just the latest bizarre turn in The Pirate Bay trial.  

..of course the sentence was prison and a fine - and while they want the money now... they don't have to go to prison until the verdict has been tested at appeal.

Are you sure this is not a wind-up?  I always had this idea that justice systems were supposed to just...

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