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Two ARMA 3 developers jailed in Greece early September for "espionage" have been denied an appeal, and will be tried in front of a Greek court for taking photos and film of Greek military installations.
According to HelpIvanMartin.org, a website set up to help Czech ARMA 3 developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar by distributing information and updates about the case to the English speaking world, the developers have been denied an appeal and will be tried for espionage. According to their translation of a recent news report on Czech primetime, their lawyers are planning to make another appeal.
Their parents have today released a statement which says that they have been crushed and are full of desperation because nobody has been able to help their sons – who have been jailed for almost 70 days – escape from the absurd and unfair situation. They say they don’t understand how this can happen in a civilized world and hope that somebody will lend them a hand.
Buchta and Pezlar, both Bohemia Interactive employees, were jailed in Greece in early September for suspected espionage after they took photos and film of military installations during a vacation, for use as inspiration in ARMA 3.
To reiterate coworker Dean Hall's suggested courses of action if you want to help:
Buchta and Martin are facing what could be up to 20 years in prison.
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