ATHENS, Greece, July 2 (UPI) — The captain of a U.S. boat in the Gaza flotilla was arrested Saturday in Athens after he attempted to depart in violation of Greek directives, activists said.
Ann Wright, an organizer, said John Klusmire appeared before a judge who ordered him jailed on charges of “disturbing sea traffic and endangering passengers” and with failing to follow official orders, The New York Times reported. Klusmire, a U.S. citizen, commands The Audacity of Hope.
The vessel had been ordered to remain docked pending an inspection. When Klusmire departed the port of Athens, Piraeus, on Friday, he was intercepted a few minutes later by the coast guard and escorted back to the dock.
[upi July 2, 2011]
Gaza flotilla captain arrested in Athens
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