batseven thanks for giving his name. Yes its yakov yehuda ben shaindel.
PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO WRITE A LETTER ASKING FOR HIS RELEASE!
Senator's email addresses given by Ami for letters are:
Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
The sample letter (please change slightly) is:
I am contacting you about the case of Mr Jacob Ostreicher who is presently being held in the Palmasola Prison in Bolivia. Mr Ostreicher, who is a US citizen and whose family lives in Brooklyn, New York, has been held in jail for many months based on accusations by the Bolivian government relating to investments he made there.
The government has failed to show that he has committed any crime or been involved in any wrongdoing, and he has not even been formally charged with any crime. The jail in which he is being held is a very dangerous one; its interior is controlled by the prisoners themselves, and Mr Ostreicher remains in very real danger while he is there, as has been reported by US media, including the Associated Press.
The US government continues to provide assistance to Bolivia. We need to demand that our citizens are taken care of and treated in a humane fashion, and that includes the speedy release of Mr Jacob Ostreicher.
....... (your name)