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The Pirate Bay co-founder exits jail, now, er, free to eat vegan food
Peter Sunde survives 'boring' but safe period in jail
Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has been set free after spending five months in a Swedish jail.
Sunde is better known as Brokep and was collared earlier this year on a Swedish farm.
He announced his freedom in the following tweet:
My body just got re-united with my soul and mind, the parts of me that matters and that never can be held hostage. #freebrokep #brokepfree— Peter Sunde (@brokep) November 10, 2014
Swedish prisons have a reputation for being about as forbidding as a children's soft play area, but this hasn't stop Sunde from grumbling about his incarceration.
He was held in a high security prison wing and only allowed out of his cell to enjoy one hour of exercise.
“The worst thing is the boredom,” Sunde wrote in August.
“I have soy yoghurt and muesli for breakfast, which I was recently allowed to buy from my own money, as the prison doesn’t offer any vegan food.”
It has been speculated that Sunde will try his luck in politics, as he has long been interested in promoting his anti-copyright agenda.
Just before he was arrested, the Sunde said he would stand for election as an MEP for the Pirate Party in his native Finland.
However, his party managed to win just 0.7 per cent of the total vote.
The two other co-founders of Pirate Bay are still languishing in jail, with Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij nabbed in Thailand last week and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg serving a 42-month sentence. ®