Bohemia Interactive issues statement on developers arrest

Bohemia Interactive have issued an official statement on the arrests of two of their developers working on Arma III research on the Greek island of Lemnos.

The developers were arrested after taking photographs of a military base on the island and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The developer's CEO Marek Spanel stated;
We can confirm that two Bohemia Interactive employees, our colleagues and friends, were arrested during their holiday trip to Lemnos. They visited the island with the sole purpose of experiencing the island’s beautiful surroundings.

Since its establishment in 1999, Bohemia Interactive has created games based only upon publicly available information. We always respect the law and we’ve never instructed anybody to violate the laws of any country. The same is true for Arma 3.

Currently, all our effort goes towards supporting the guys over there, as well as their friends and families affected by this difficult situation. We sincerely hope that this is an unfortunate misunderstanding of their passion as artists and creators of virtual worlds.

On behalf of the Bohemia Interactive team,
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