Jailed ArmA Developers Denied Bail In Greece

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More than two months ago, a pair of ArmA developers from Bohemia Interactive were arrested in Greece for suspicion of espionage. Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar have now spent weeks behind bars because of a legal system strike (jeez), and now, they've been denied bail.

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According to the Czech site Rozhlas (as translated by Eurogamer), their appeal has been denied along with bail, and they will be tried before a Greek court. If found guilty, they face up to 20 years behind bars.

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From Eurogamer:

The pair have previously spoken from captivity and said conditions left a lot to be desired. Matters have not improved.

"They're in a cell with over 25 people, they sleep on the ground," Miloslav Buchta, father of Ivan, said. "They have food twice a day."

"Our boys no longer tell us on the phone that it's alright, that they're handling it," one of their mothers' said. "After the court's decision we only hear from them something that no parent ever wants to hear: Mom, dad, please save us."

A grim scene for all involved. DayZ creator Dean "Rocket" Hall has started a petition to get his friends released, and Bohemia Interactive have labeled the entire thing an absurd misunderstanding.

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DISCUSSION

Can't the European Union do something about this, since Greece is still member of EU, right? This is ridiculous, if the EU is not doing anything about this whole situation, then EU is super hypocritical because the EU has always looked down on countries with lesser human rights, while preaching about human rights everywhere. Also, does the Greece government even have proof that those two are really spies?