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Bohemia Interactive lay down facts about detained Arma 3 devs

On September 18, 2012 by Aaron Meehan
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I’m sure by now you have all heard the story, Arma 3 developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar where arrested on the Greek Island of Lemnos for allegedly entering restricted military areas.

Bohemia Interactive have made it a point to help their developers and pointed out that neither Ivan Buchta nor Martin Pezlar had entered restricted military areas or gathered photographic references of military bases in order to improve the visual fidelity of Arma 3. In an official press Bohemia Interactive stated what both men where doing.

They took photographs and videos in public areas, as countless tourists arriving to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Greece may well do. These included a short video as they drove through the main road passing around the international airport, where in one short part of the video off in the distance some hangars and other buildings of the complex can be seen.

Bohemia Interactive has also summarized the situation in three points which are:

  • They visited Lemnos on their holiday as tourists.
  • They did not enter any military area.
  • They did not take any pictures of any military objects to be used in Arma 3.

Martin and Ivan, have relayed the following message to their friends and family:

“The conditions are tough, but the people we meet treat us fairly and correctly. It is all a completely absurd misunderstanding that will certainly be quickly explained. We mainly think of you, our families; you have to stay calm and not to worry about us. We hope we will meet soon.”

To help Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar the community has created a support website to help show their support for them, the support website is http://www.helpivanmartin.org/ and it contains information regarding the arrest, news reports and an on-going petition.

Author: Aaron Meehan

Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.


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