ADC Demands the Release of U.S. Citizen
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | July 2, 2011 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) demands that Greek authorities immediately release John Klusmire, Captain of The Audacity of Hope and a U.S. citizen. Reports indicate that Mr. Klusmire was arrested for leaving the mainland without permission and putting passengers in danger. He will be appearing before Greek prosecuters on Tuesday.
The Audacity of Hope which carries 36 American passengers, four crew members and several journalists is traveling with humanitarian aid to Gaza by sea.
ADC demands immediate action from the United States Department of State to intervene and protect U.S. citizens as this is their duty. ADC will continue to monitor the situation.
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NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non-profit, non-sectarian and non-partisan, is the largest grassroots Arab-American civil rights and civil liberties organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980 by former Senator James Abourezk. ADC has a national network of chapters and members in all 50 states.