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Freed Bohemia developers return home to friends and family

The Bohemia Interactive developers arrested in Greece on suspicion of spying on military installations while on holiday have returned home to the Czech Republic, it was revealed in a video capturing their arrival.

The news was tweeted by DayZ creator Dean Hall, who offered an image of the newly freed Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, stating "They're home! And smiling!"

Earlier this week it was revealed Buchta and Pezlar were released on a bail sum set at 5,000 euros each. The two men faced up to 20 years in prison and remained in prison for 128 days following their arrest in September 2012.

"It's been a real roller-coaster ride for everyone," Hall told Polygon this week, "and has been a massive weight psychologically on the team the whole time. Just knowing they are going to be back with their family and friends is a massive relief. And the professional side, Ivan was the guy who was the driving force behind the original Chernarus map - once of the key aspects that needed to be there for the success DayZ experienced. He and Martin were the guys re-designing Chernarus for DayZ standalone. Ivan had been passionately writing letters with ideas, despite being locked up for half a year."

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