Case must go to trial within 120 days of arrest.
By Tim Colwill on October 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm
September’s news that a pair of ArmA III developers had been arrested and charged with espionage on the Greek island of Limnos was distressing for many, but the news that their trial has been pushed back due to the entire Greek justice system going on strike is possibly even more so.
A statement issued by the pair’s lawyer Panagiotis Eleftherioy, via a website dedicated to bringing the developers home, reads: “As many of you know, the justice system in Greece is on indefinite strike. These strikes last at least until October 20. According to Greek law, a case has to be on trial within 120 days after arrest.”
Eleftherioy also added that community members could assist by writing to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy, as well as sourcing images of military objects and/or installations on Limnos that are freely available online, saying: “Such material can be of great help, and some of it is already used in the case.”
Source: Games Industry International