ArmA 3: jailed developers to be detained longer due to Greek strikes

Monday, 15 October 2012 09:13 GMT By Dave Cook

Bohemia Interactive developers currently being detained in Greek prison over alleged espionage charges are to be held longer due to strikes affecting the Greek judicial system. It has been over a month since the charges with first brought to the duo on the isle of Lemnos.

GI.biz reports that the pair of developers – were said to be arrested after allegedly taking photographs of a Greek military base on Lemnos, the setting of Bohemia’s shooter ArmA 3 – are to be held until at least October 20th due to strikes within the nation’s justice system.

Panagiotis Eleftherioy, lawyer for Bohemia Interactive developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar issued a statement on a website dedicated to bringing both employees home, “As many of you know, the justice system in Greece is on indefinite strike. These strikes last at least until October 20. According to Greek law, a case has to be on trial within 120 days after arrest.”

Both developers were arrested on September 9th and could face 20 years imprisonment if found guilty. You can get up to speed with the issue below.

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