More than two months after a couple of developers from Czech studio Bohemia Interactive (ArmA
) were arrested over espionage suspicions, the pair has had an appeal against the charges denied.
Bohemia's Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar were originally taken in
after allegedly capturing video and photos of a military installation in Greece for an upcoming ArmA
According to local news sites, and as translated by
Eurogamer, Buchta and Pezlar have now been denied bail and will be tried before a court in Greece. They could face up to 20 years in prison.
In the meantime, the families of the pair have spoken out, stating that the conditions they are being subjected to have been abysmal.
They're in a cell with over 25 people, they sleep on the ground," Buchta's father Miloslav stated. "They have food twice a day.
His mother added, "Our boys no longer tell us on the phone that it's alright, that they're handling it. After the court's decision we only hear from them something that no parent ever wants to hear: Mom, dad, please save us."