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DETAINED Greece Jails U.S. Flotilla Captain Darko Bandic / AP Photo

Greece Jails U.S. Flotilla Captain

Greek authorities on Saturday arrested the American captain of a boat in the flotilla that had planned to set sail for Gaza in protest of the Israeli naval blockade. A judge said that the boat, The Audacity of Hope, was not carrying proper safety equipment and charged captain John Klusmire with a felony, for allegedly "disturbing sea traffic and endangering passengers.” After waiting a week for authorization, the flotilla had decided to set sail without it, but after 20 minutes the American boat was stopped and escorted back.

July 3, 2011 8:33 AM