Report: Jailed Bohemia Interactive Developers Released

January 15, 2013 -

After spending 128 days in a Greek prison for espionage charges, it looks like Bohemia Interactive developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar have been freed. According to various media reports in Czechoslovakia compiled by Ivan Martin support site www.helpivanmartin.org, the two Arma developers had to post €5,000 ($6,686) bail each.

"Right now we're waiting for an official statement from Greece, but it's definitely a very positive turn of events," A Bohemia Interactive representative told GameSpot this morning.

The Arma developers were arrested on the Greek island of Lemnos in September- accused of spying. Media reports claimed that the duo were in possession of photographs and videos of military compounds in Lemnos at the time of their arrest. At the time of their arrest, Bohemia said that the arrests were a misunderstanding and that the two were there collecting data for Arma III and enjoying a vacation. It is illegal to take photos or shoot videos of military facilities in Greece.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

Source: GameSpot (thanks to everyone that sent in links to other stories.)

 


 
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