Bohemia Interactive developers return home from Greek prison

Staff accused of photographing high security installation still face trial

Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, two members of Bohemia Interactive who have been incarcerated in a Greek jail since September, 2012 for 'spying', have returned to their homeland of the Czech Republic.

The pair still face trial in Greece but have been allowed to return home to visit family, which should also ease some of the tension which has developed between the two nations during the crisis. Czech president Vaclav Klaus has petitioned the Greek government to reassess the charges, writing that "This case is very sensitive to the Czech public and also to me as President of the Republic. The fate of our citizens anywhere in the world matters to us."

The developers were accused of spying, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment, after allegedly snapping pictures of a Greek military base during a fact finding mission for the development of ARMA 3.

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Latest comments (3)

Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant 4 years ago
Very good news. Four months out of their life. Presumably learning Greek!
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Joshua Rose Executive Producer / Lead Designer, Storm Eagle Studios4 years ago
I have a feeling they won't be going back to Greece any time soon (or ever)...

Any Greek they may have learned certainly won't be used in Greece lol.
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Hugo Dubs Interactive Designer 4 years ago
Trials in Greece
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