Jailed Arma devs no closer to release

Bohemia Interactive says due to ongoing union action and protest, Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar remain detained in Greece.


Jailed Arma developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar are no closer to being released. A representative from publisher Bohemia Interactive told GameSpot today that due to ongoing strife related to the Greek judiciary, no progress towards their trial or release has been made.

"Regrettably, we understand that, due to ongoing union action / protest by the Greek judiciary, no progress has been possible," the company said.

Protests will continue until at least November 21, according to a recent update from the Greek Association of Judges and Prosecutors.

Buchta and Pezlar were arrested on the Greek island of Lemnos in September for spying on a military compound. According to Greek reports , the pair were in possession of videos and photos of military compounds in Lemnos at the time of their arrest. The Greek island is the main location for Bohemia Interactive's upcoming shooter Arma III, with the two reportedly claiming that they were collecting reference material for the game.

Since their arrest, Bohemia Interactive has insisted that Buchta and Pezlar were on holiday, and did not enter any military areas or shoot any footage of military objects for use in Arma III. A support site for the pair has been established by the community.

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"Jailed Arma devs no closer to release" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:38:09 -0800
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