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Judgment on the stolen KB-book appeal

It was in January that a court in Amsterdam decided that the book will not be returned to Sweden. The book ”Nippon” was written in the 1850's and describe the habits and customs in Japan. In the beginning of 2000 was stolen by the so-called KB-the man and was sold to a Dutch bookshops for the equivalent of sek 900,000.

the deal in good faith, but the national heritage board considers that the bookshop is not checked up the book's background, and therefore has not agreed to pay any compensation to get it back.

The Dutch court has rejected the Swedish demands for the return and the claim that the limitation period went out in 2006. According to the judgment, to the Swedish state to pay the 17,500 in compensation to the bookseller for the costs of the proceedings. The appeal as now submitted is a so-called appeal in blanco, which means that you appeal but need more time to develop its argument, write the SR.

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