Czechs held in Greece on espionage charges return to Prague

Two Czech citizens held in Greece since September on espionage charges returned to Prague on Thursday morning. The two were released from jail on Wednesday on a 5,000 euro bail. Their release came after the Greek authorities stated that they did not represent a security threat. The two video games developers were arrested and accused of espionage after they took photos of a military facility on the Greek island of Lemnos. The men said they took the pictures to use them in a new game. They may still have to return to Greece for trial. The two suspects on Thursday were awaited by members of their families at the airport in what was an emotional reunion that drew marked attention from the media. One of the two men said the release had gone unexpectedly smoothly; both expressed relief to be back on Czech soil.

Author: Jan Velinger