Police in several European countries are coordinating a fight against a certain “radical conception of freedom,” embodied by Wikileaks and Pirate Bay. Rogue euronerds beware, French paper-of-record Le Monde writes:
The Swedish police raided the premises of the host PRQ in Solna, Sweden. This “host activist” advocates a radical conception of freedom of expression, including the servers hosting the download site The Pirate Bay or sites advocating pedophilia. It is also the host of Wikileaks, the site specializes in the publication of confidential documents made public this summer tens of thousands of reports of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
According to preliminary information from Swedish media, the search was linked to a download illegal files, as part of an investigation by Belgian police launched two years ago.
Other raids have taken place in other Swedish cities and in other countries including the Netherlands and Hungary. No arrest has been performed in PEQ, contrary to a previous search in 2006, as part of an investigation into The Pirate Bay, when several machines were confiscated by police.