Arma 3 developers write letter to thank supporters, describe prison life

Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta, the Arma 3 developers jailed in Greece on charges of espionage, have released a letter from prison thanking supporters and explaining how they've passed the time since early September, according to helpivanmartin.org, which published the letter.

The letter, dated Nov. 22, 2012, reads (image link):

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank you for the ongoing support of our case. After tiring two months, it is important for us to hear (well, read) words of encouragement and to learn that we are not forgotten. We are treated well, but we feel we should rather be with our families than here.

Your effort makes it easier to handle: We enjoy the postcards, community news, pictures and puzzles which are being regularly send by this website's magnificent staff.

It seem sit will take some time before we could return home and there is certainly much to overcome.

We do our best to stay optimistic and use this time well: we read we walk, we chat and discuss and martin even does some pt. we've already walked hundred of kilometers, read thousands of pages, but our thoughts are always with our families, friends and people who help us in any way.

We should also thank everyone who joined the petition! 14.000 signatures is truly amazing number, which makes us hope for the best regardless of the hardships.

With best regards, from windy Greece,

Ivan & Martin

Helpivanmartin.org was established in October to "Report, Translate and Check news and news-sources regarding the case of Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar."

Earlier this month, after the jailed developers were denied bail on their first appeal, Václav Klaus, the president of the Czech Republic, appealed directly to his Greek counterpart for "special attention" to the case.

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