| Bohemia Developers Haven Been Released On Bail - briefly|
|(hx) 11:07 AM EST - Jan,15 2013 |
| Great news for ArmA III and Bohemia fans, as the two developers who were arrested and accused of espionage, Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, have been released on bail and can go back to the Czech Republic. According to the official Bohemia website - dedicated to this incident - the bail-sum was set to 5,000 Euros each.
Athens/Prague – Two developers from Czech Republic who were held in a Greek jail since September on suspicion of espionage will be, according to information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, released on bail. Several days ago their attorney Dagmar Raupachová said that the Greek authorities should make a decision regarding their further appeal during January, mid February at the latest. Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta will be able to return back to the Czech Republic once they are released. Prime Minister Petr Nečas was so informed by his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras.
"We received this information from the attorney of the two arrested, who informed us, that they will be released as soon as they pay the bail," told Česká Televize the deputy ambassador in Greece Miloš Kučera. The bail has been, according to him, set to 5 thousand Euro. "We have an unconfirmed report that both families have the money available and are discussing transferring the money to Greece with their attorney," Mr. Kučera added.
He highlights that this is just a release on bail, it isn't a definitive end of the cause, court dealings will continue further. The time frame cannot be estimated, Greek judges are still on strike.
"So far me do not have the decision in a written form," Dagmar Raupachová said. The attorney that monitors the case on request of the family therefore, according to her own words, does not want to comment on the case much yet. She is happy that her long-term effort wasn't for nothing. According to her the whole administrative matter should be resolved within several days.