The two Bohemia Interactive developers imprisoned in Greece on espionage charges have composed a letter thanking their supporters and sharing positive news about their treatment.
"We would like to thank you for the ongoing support of our case. After tiring two months, it is important for us to hear (well, read) words of encouragement and to learn that we are not forgotten. We are treated well, but we feel we should rather be with our families than here.
Your effort makes it easier to handle: We enjoy the postcards, community news, pictures and puzzles which are being regularly send by this website's magnificent staff.
It seem sit will take some time before we could return home and there is certainly much to overcome.
We do our best to stay optimistic and use this time well: we read we walk, we chat and discuss and martin even does some pt. we've already walked hundred of kilometres, read thousands of pages, but our thoughts are always with our families, friends and people who help us in any way.
We should also thank everyone who joined the petition! 14.000 signatures is truly amazing number, which makes us hope for the best regardless of the hardships."
The handwritten note was published by helpivanmartin.org, a site that is leading the campaign to have the men released.
The men have now spent 81 days in jail after being accused of photographing military sites while on holiday on the Greek island of Lemnos. Recently Czech Republic leader Václav Klaus lent his support to their cause.