Bail request denied for Czech suspects in Greece

16-11-2012

Two Czechs being held on spying charges in Greece have been denied bail by a Greek court, the suspects’ parents have told journalists. Martin Pezlar, 28, and Ivan Buchta, 33, were arrested on September 9 on the island of Limnos for allegedly photographing a local military site. Both men, who work for a Czech software company, have denied any wrongdoing. According to their families, others at the prison on Chios where the Czechs are being held had to translate the decision, dated October 25, from Greek. If Mr Pezlar and Mr Buchta are found guilty in the case they could face up to 20 years in jail.