"Sitting on the Kumlaanstalten: ”It is like staying in a hotel”"
"the prison service refused to shorten the Kim Eriksson Sirawans punishment for the thai knarkdomen."
"But he did not give up – but is now taking the battle in a higher court."
"– It is an obligation to follow the Swedish law, but they do not do, says his legal representative, Harri Keränen."
"in the Summer of 2010, narcotics police against the 37-year-old swede Kim Eriksson Sirawans home in Bangkok."
"In the garage was found a knarklaboratorium and 53 grams of methamphetamine."
"He was sentenced to death in Thailand, but later had the sentence converted to life sentence."
"the Thai government placing the sentence to 36 years and 8 months in prison."
"He served eight years in several thai skräckfängelser before the authorities of Thailand agreed to let Kim Eriksson Sirawan serve the rest of the sentence in a Swedish prison."
"the Punishment in Sweden was commuted to 18 years in prison."
"When he was transferred to Sweden in the end of January, the prison service a strafftidsberäkning and la in 3 years and 3 months at the 18 years because of a previous conviction. They then counted out of a total of 3 153 days for the time he already spent in custody. He would then be released on August 6, 2024."
"Kim Eriksson Sirawan and his legal counsel appealed against the strafftidsbeslutet and said that these 3 years and 3 months should not be counted out, and therefore requested him to leave the prison on 18 June 2022."
"At the end of February the rejection of the appeal."
"But during the Tuesday morning took Kim Eriksson Sirawan case to a higher court."
"”don't Follow Swedish law”"
"Together with his lawyer, he sent an appeal to the Administrative court. They claim, among other things, the Swedish government had come to an agreement with Thailand that it should be about an 18-year long prison sentence. They also write that the punishment can not exceed the age of 18 years if not lifetime."
"– the prison service argues that it is not the bank of scotland prohibited to count in their way, but if you look in the Echr, human rights, and in the Swedish constitution can strafftidsberäkningen not go to on their way, " says the lawyer Says Keränen, who will represent the 37-year-old."
"The front also that you can't serve two different sentences at the same time."
"– In Correctional decision you will see that Kim's previous English judgments and the thai the judgment shall be served in parallel, and also it is a wrong interpretation of Swedish law. It is impossible to serve the two sentences concurrently, it does not go together."
"– It is an obligation to follow the Swedish law, but they do not, and it is completely wrong."
"”to stay in hotels”"
"Kim Eriksson Sirawan is at Kumla prison, and is undergoing an investigation by the prison and Probation service will later be able to decide which prison he will serve his punishment – and he is very satisfied with the prison."
"– I asked him what he liked to sit at Kumla, and he thinks that it is like staying in a hotel. Compared with the prison in Thailand is the fresh bedding, good food and a nice staff."
"the Administrative court in Stockholm will now consider the appeal."
" I have talked with Kim and he feels hopeful that we will get success with the appeal."