Adam Shaprio, an
International Flotilla Committee organiser and spokesperson told Al
Jazeera: "The captain has been charged with a felony. Initially it [the
charge] was a misdemeanor, but it has been upgraded to a felony."
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"The ship itself is currently in the naval compound, where it is being detained," Shapiro said.
[the International Flotilla Committee] however will continue to
challenge this [the Greek ban] and we are challenging it this weekend
"We have people working in the
political scene here in Greece to put pressure. We are working on the
legal options and we intend to sail still to Gaza," Shapiro said.
Al Jazeera has received the video below from on-board
the US ship Audacity of Hope, which was halted by the Greek coast guard
as it attempted to leave the Athens harbour. In it, you can hear
activists on board attempting to talk to the Greek officers through a
loudspeaker, after they had been stopped.
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