Bohemia Interactive CEO Marek Spanel said in response to reports yesterday that two of its staffers had been arrested in Greece for allegedly taking video and photographs of a military facility in Lemnos and Agios Efstratios, that the whole ordeal was a misunderstanding.
In an official statement on the ArmA 3 forums, Spanel said that the two Czech men were simply enjoying a vacation and experiencing the island's beauty. He also said that the company has always created its games using publicly available data and assets and always goes out of its way to obey laws in various countries. You can read the statement below:
We can confirm that two Bohemia Interactive employees, our colleagues and friends, were arrested during their holiday trip to Lemnos. They visited the island with the sole purpose of experiencing the island's beautiful surroundings.
Since its establishment in 1999, Bohemia Interactive has created games based only upon publicly available information. We always respect the law and we've never instructed anybody to violate the laws of any country. The same is true for Arma 3.
Currently, all our effort goes towards supporting the guys over there, as well as their friends and families affected by this difficult situation. We sincerely hope that this is an unfortunate misunderstanding of their passion as artists and creators of virtual worlds.