As the greek wheels of justice slowly start turning, a council of judges will decide on the appeal in the case of the two detained game developers on saturday.
Martin Pezlar and Ivan buchta -both developers for Bohemia Interactive- were arrested and accused of espionage during their vacation on Limnos, Greece. Due to the current crisis in Greece, the juridical courts are on strike which resulted in a detainment of roughly 8 weeks without any progress on their case.
Their lawyer, Panagiotis Eleftherioy who immediatly filed an appeal against the alledged espionage charges upon arrest, explained us about the strikes and the upcoming decision.
“The strikes initially ended on 19 october, where on 20 October the decision was made if the strike should continue and for how long. the end date of the strikes was then streched to November 10.”
A judge told the lawyer that on that date, a decision will be made regarding the case of Ivan and Martin.
On the 60th day of their detention in Greece, the case of Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta will receive the first juridicial decision. This could mean they will finally know if the charges of espionage still stand, or if they can pay bail and get out of jail before christmas.
Update: Strike extended to 21 November