Bohemia Interactive Developers return to the Czech Republic
Two days ago, QuintLyn reported the very good news that Bohemia Interactive developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar were finally granted bail after 128 days in a Greek prison for allegedly photographing a Greek military installation. Today the dev duo was greeted by ecstatic family and eager press as soon as they stepped off of the plane onto their home soil.
Bail for Buchta and Pezlar was set at €5,000 ($6,672) which seems to be an odd (read: low) bail amount if Greek officials were so sure they were “spies”. This great homecoming though doesn’t mean that the Bohemia Interactive developers are totally out of the hot water just yet. While Buchta and Pezlar were allowed to return home, they will have to return to Greece to answer their official charges in court once the current judiciary strike in Greece is resolved.
In the meantime, Ivanmartin.org has kept all of us up to date on the saga including providing translated videos and news articles about the pair. Today, they had the distinct pleasure of posting their return video. While I certainly don’t speak or understand Czech, it’s not required to understand exactly what types of emotions must be running through both the Bohemia Interactive developers and their loved ones as the depart the plane.
For now though, Buchta and Pezlar are free to enjoy the comforts of home, the love of friends and family, and continue work on ArmA 3. While the future trial still looms over their heads, not knowing when the trial will be scheduled might be the best thing for the Bohemia Interactive developers. Dreading a future date you know might just be worse than knowing something will happen “in the future.” We certainly wish them the best.
*Photo Courtesy of Dean Hall