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UPDATE AT 1308 EDT, 7-2-11

17 min 5 sec ago - Greece

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.

"We [the International Flotilla Committee] however will continue to challenge this [the Greek ban] and we are challenging it this weekend politically.

"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.

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Here's the second part of the video from the Audacity of Hope, with Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst speaking on the loudspeaker.

UPDATE AT 2255 Hours EDT:

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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AFP has some images of the US ship Audacity of Hope, which was stopped by Greek authorities from leaving the Athens port earlier today.

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