Arma 3 developer Bohemia Interactive has released a full statement to clarify the arrests of two of its developers, currently being detained under espionage charges on the Greek island if Lemnos. Both devs could face 20 years in prison if found guilty.
VG247 covered the arrests in detail yesterday, in which two members of the Arma 3 team were arrested in Lemnos after allegedly taking photos of a Greek military base.
Bohemia’s CEO Marek Spanel has now issued a full statement on the studio forum, shedding new light on the arrests.
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.
On behalf of the Bohemia Interactive team,