That's a relief. Justic can take its course, but the two devs can live in better conditions without burdening Greek taxpayers with their incarceration.
Czech media reports state Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar post bail and are released from Greek jail after 128 days of imprisonment.
Jailed Arma developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar have been freed from a Greek jail. Czech media reports today (compiled by a fan-created support site) state that the two each posted a €5,000 ($6,686) bail, ending their 128-day imprisonment on spying charges.
A Bohemia Interactive representative told GameSpot, "Right now we're waiting for an official statement from Greece, but it's definitely a very positive turn of events."
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.
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.
so they went on holiday and took photos and videos of a military base without telling bohemia interactive
@mike9876543210 According to their attorney it's talk about 14 frames of a video (24 frames in a second) - I can only assume this is the frames where one or several military structures were displayed. How clearly is unknown - that was taken within a driving vehicle, on a public road, while driving away from the civil section of Lemnos International Airport. The attorney stated the recording was stopped after passing a 'no photo' sign.
@CItizenTaylor The wording is different depending on the article, as another article states they were finally -granted- bail. Being held on the suspicion of being spies, I'm sure they couldn't just immediately give them the money and go. So being able to post bale and the government granting it are two different things, the latter which seems more plausible in this scenario.
@hrh787 You sounded very xenophobic right now...
@hrh787 it's funny because Greece fought 5 wars with 5 different countries in the last 100 years, but according to you, ''nobody cares''. Oh, 3 of those wars were invasions. I guess they didn't care, they just felt the sudden urge to invade someone and, oh well, Greece was close.
@hrh787 Hey now... Greece has some good food... So I do care! Sort of, never mind the fact it ends with the food, but it is still caring...ish..
Wow, apparently spying on a foreign country's military has a very small bail... Either that or Greece is in such a bad place financially that they hired the worst haggler to negotiate with the developers for bail...
There will also be a mini game whereby you have to run around the showers with a bar of soap. If you drop it then it's game over. ;-)
Wow with bail that low clearly Greece has realize its not going to get espionage charges to stick to them at least this is done I found the whole thing ridiculous from the start if Greece wasn't in the middle of a meltdown this would have been handled a lot faster.
That's some cheap ass bail for being charged with spying. If they really thought they were spies, they wouldn't have let them out of jail. Spying on countries is very frowned upon and if Greece really thought they were a threat to their country, they would not get out. Anyway I am 100% on the devs' side and I urge them not to go back for an absurd trial that would be a waste of everyone's time and $.
Word to wise: don't sneak around foreign military bases taking photos and videos of day-to-day operations and the architecture. ESPECIALLY don't do it if your defense will be that you're doing to this to model the base in a military simulation where you'll infiltrate the base and likely murder people along the way.
You're only asking for trouble.
Two men being held captive in a foreign country are released on bail.
This is not the top story.
Activision being the usual dicks they are, nothing new
This is the top story.
To the people saying the same would happen in the US, it wouldn't:
You would be confronted by armed guards and arrested, they would take your ID, confiscate your cameras, maybe contact your government to see if the person in your ID exists and send you on your way. They might keep an eye on you until you leave the country. If you get caught doing it again, you'll get in worse trouble.
@ggregd ...and it's all perfectly justified.
I'm not blaming them for arresting these men, they got what they deserved. They didn't deserve to spend 128 days in jail though.
They should've had all their cameras/equipment confiscated, a large fine (in this case, a bail), and a swift boot in the ass out of the country and being banned from re-entering the country.
They shouldn't spend 1/3 of a year sitting in a cell waiting for a decision to be made.
@Falru Right, but some people are saying you would disappear into Guantanamo, never to be seen again.
Greek are always overreacting.This was most probably a way of them just doing so because they can.
Believe me, i've been there many many times. Not to mention that out countries share borders. Greek people are just weird and they don't like foreigners.
@ryanreynolds THIS IS SPARTA!!
Substitute "greek" with "black" and "don't like foreighners" with "love watermelon" and you'll see how absolutely retarded your comment is.
God bless them and everyone who was worried about them they made it through Now they can return home to be with their familys*Snith* Im gonna cry
@radcrab123 God bless them, indeed. I was praying for them. Thank God they were released, at last.
@radcrab123 this post made me roll on the floor and start laughing my ass off! God bless... god bless what? God blesses only morons in this world... it's so unfair, maybe that's cause God's a moron as well? Oh sry forgot he doesn't exist! QQ some more
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