Imprisoned Dane tastes freedom in Denmark


Peter Jensen from Denmark who was imprisoned in Thailand for two years, now tastes freedom for the first time since he was convicted.

Three weeks ago, the 50-year-old from Northern Jutland in Denmark was escorted home from Thailand where he had been incarcerated in one of the world’s most notorious prisons for almost two years. Peter Jensen was arrested in Phuket in November 2014 as a result of a Danish arrest warrant, but the extradition was never implemented, and Peter Jensen ended up being convicted in two cases of debt in Thailand.

But on 14 September 2016, the Dane arrived in Denmark where a case of tax fraud concerning nine different VAT and tax evasion for a total of approximately 8.5 million DKK was waiting for him.

On Tuesday 4 September 2016, Peter Jensen was in court where he decided to confess to six of the 10 conditions in which he is accused.

“I do recognize some of it. When I see that I have done something wrong, I have to acknowledge it. But beyond that, I am also interested in having this case finished. I have pushed to get to acknowledge all the facts, but my lawyer has advised me not to. But I’m tired, and I just want to get on with my life,” said Peter Jensen to the Danish media

He must appear in court again on 24 and 25 October 2016, and he assured that he does not intend to leave Denmark before the case is closed. Once the case settles in late October, he expects not to have to return to prison.


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