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Game Developers Stuck In Jail Because Greece's Legal System Is On Strike

A month ago, a pair of developers working for ArmA developers Bohemia Interactive were arrested by Greek authorities, who claimed the holiday snaps they were taking of a military installation were acts of espionage.

It seems a ridiculous story, and one that should have had a swift resolution, only…there’s nobody around to resolve it. Panagiotis Eleftherioy, the lawyer for detained pair Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, says that the reason they’re still sitting in a jail cell in Greece is because the Greek legal system is basically on strike, just one of many arms of everyday society paralysed or in revolt over the nation’s financial woes.

They’re not due to return to work until at least October 20, meaning Buchta and Pezlar, regardless of their innocence or guilt, are just…left there.

Get ARMA3 devs home: Ivan and Martin jailed (about 1 month) in Greece [helpivanmartin.org]