There may be light at the end of the tunnel for imprisoned ArmA 3 devs Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar – held in Greeze without trial for over 70 days – after the Czech Republic president Václav Klaus wrote a public letter to Greek president Karolos Papoulias to raise awareness of the matter.
Buchta and Pezlar were arrested in September on charges of espionage after being accused of taking photographs of Greek military installations.
Although ArmA 3 is set on the island where the pair were arrested, developer Bohemia Interactive claims the pair were simply on holiday.
"I would like to address a matter of two Czech citizens who were arrested in Greece and charged with espionage," wrote Czech president Václav Klaus, translated by Eurogamer.cz. "This case is very sensitive to the Czech public and also to me as President of the Republic. 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.
"Once again, I want to assure you that I have the utmost certainty that our accused citizens will be given all the rights in the search for justice by the Greek authorities."
Eurogamer also reports that a demonstration is due to be held in Prague organised by Daniel Vávra, one of the creators of Mafia.