It’s been over 2 months since we reported on two of Bohemia Interactive developers being jailed for allegedly taking pictures near a Greek military base to use in their company’s upcoming game ArmA 3. Since then the developers have waited patiently through a strike by the Greek justice system to hear if they would be allowed bail and a chance to return home prior to the hearing.
As it turns out, they will not. Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar have been denied both bail and their appeal and will face trial. If found guilty, the duo will receive a sentence of up to 20 years.
Buchta and Pezlar’s families have been seeking help from Czech President Vaclav Klaus and Prime Minister Petr Necas. According to Buchta’s mother, while the developers are allowed to speak with their families, they no longer insist that things are okay.
Since the court’s decision to deny the appeal and bail, the only thing the families are hearing from their sons is “Mom, Dad, please save us.”