Czech computer game developers arrested over Greece photographs to get bail

Two Czechs held in Greece on spying charges are set to be released on bail, a spokesperson for the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta, who were arrested in September, are computer game developers. They maintain that they were only taking photographs near a Greek military base as part of work on a new project. Their lawyer said they should be released on bail in a couple of days, when they would be able to return to the Czech Republic. The Greek prime minister, Antonis Samaras, informed Czech leader Petr Nečas of the decision.

Author: Ian Willoughby