Two Bohemia Interactive developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, who were arrested in Greece on suspicion of espionage back in September, have been released from prison 128 days after their incarceration.
The developers from the Czech Republic were charged with spying on sensitive Greek military installations while on vacation, something Greek officials don’t take kindly too. The studio’s producer Dean Hall tweeted to his followers confirmation of their release, which now allows them to get back developing games once again.
Ivan and Martin have been bailed after 128 days! helpivanmartin.org/2013/01/ivan-m… This is the greatest news I could ever receive! Can’t wait to see them
— Dean Hall (@rocket2guns) January 15, 2013
Why exactly they were released is unknown, but many speculate the tensions between Greece and the Czech Republic might have been the cause for the swift solution, after Václav Klaus, the president of the Czech Republic asked for “special attention” while dealing with the case.
It’s great to see the fiasco end it the best way possible and a warning to tourists when it comes to using cameras while on holiday in Greece.
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