Bohemia Interactive is directing press and fans to HelpIvanMartin.org
, a community-created website established to share news and show support for ARMA 3 developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar currently held in Greece on suspicion of espionage
We followed up with Bohemia Interactive for clarification on some points it made in a statement yesterday
, where the company contested information reported in the original news piece
on the incident. Bohemia Interactive denies the pair told authorities they were collecting images for ARMA 3.
"Their legal council has stated, according to an investigation file in his possession, that from the very beginning of their detention both of them testified that they were on holiday in Greece. They stated that they knew Lemnos from their work and, therefore, they picked it as their holiday destination. Never did they tell the investigators that they were there on business," a Bohemia Interactive representative told Joystiq.
"Our colleagues deny the accusation of espionage. We consider the matter to be a gross misunderstanding; Ivan and Maxell traveled to Limnos on vacation, certainly not to gather materials that may endanger the national security of Greece."