The ArmA III developers currently awaiting trial in Greece over charges of espionage may have a new lifeline after they were denied appeal last week.
Czech President Václav Klaus, who looks like the sort of man to have won a few bar fights in his day, has written to the Greek President Karolos Papoulias over the matter of the developers — who have now been 70 days without trial. “This case is very sensitive to the Czech public and also to me as President of the Republic,” writes Klaus. “The fate of our citizens anywhere in the world matters to us.”
“I have no doubt that the democratic Greek authorities – police, prosecutors and the courts – will consider this unfortunate matter impartially and independently. Even I do not in any way want to interfere with their work.”
“I want to ask you, Mr. President, to follow this unfortunate affair with special attention considering the excellent relations between our nations so this does not throw unnecessary shade onto our relationship.”