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Horrific story of Frum Jew imprisoned in brutal jail in Bolivia

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  • Started 2 years ago by Shticky Guy
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  1. Shticky Guy
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    I just saw in the Ami of April 18 the story of Yanky Ostreicher who is imprisoned without charge in a notorious jail in Bolivia. He is in a matzav of sakanos nefashos mamesh!

    His name for davening was not included in the article. Would anyone be able to provide it? Thank you. And what else can we do to try to help him?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. cherrybim
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    What did he allegedly do?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. batseven
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    cherrybim- nothing. they havnt even looked in to the "allegations" made against him yet...
    Shticky Guy, this week in the Ami they posted a list of what we can do for him and senate memebers #s 2 call... you can look it up there...
    However, the most helpful thing we can do for him is 2 DAVEN DAVEN,DAVEN!!! Keep him in your tefillos always....
    His Tehillim name is: Yaakov Yehuda ben Shaindel.
    May Hashem grant him a yeshuah bikorov...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. Shticky Guy
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    He invested in a rice fields venture with a group of swiss partners, one of whom has a brother involved in drugs so the Bolivian authorities think the capital used to purchase the real estate comes from dubious origin hence his shock arrest. However he has never been charged with any crime and the jail there is run by a mafia of violent and dangerous prisoners who are given completely free rein by the prison guards. A terrible story.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. Shticky Guy
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    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
    https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/contact_chuck.cfm

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/

    The sample letter (please change slightly) is:

    Dear .....
    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.
    Thank you,
    ....... (your name)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. Shticky Guy
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    Who has sent their email that shows we care about a fellow Jew's life? Come on, post here after you have sent it. If we can have a thread where so many people posted that they had voted for a girl to win a few thousand dollars then we can for sure have the same to write in that we have sent an email to help save a jew's life!! Lets get a hundred posts here for this! Kol hamikayem nefesh achas miyisrael kiylu kiyeim olam malei...

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  7. agent
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    I just emailed a letter to Senator Gillibrand. When I tried to email Senator Schumer I got an error message. I really hope it helps and I will continue davening.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. Shticky Guy
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  9. Shticky Guy
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    Thanks agent. I do not know this guy at all but feel for him.
    Incidentally, there's a link on the main ywn news page to a petition for him. PLEASE *also* SIGN IT BESIDES SENDING AN EMAIL! Here is the link to the news item: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/126779/Please+Sign+The+Petition+-+Free+Jacob+Ostreicher+Now!.html

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. Shticky Guy
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    Raboisai - TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THIS PETITION!!! IT STILL NEEDS OVER 10,OOO SIGNATURES BEFORE JUNE 2nd 2012!!!

    Signatures needed by June 02, 2012 to reach goal of 25,000: 10,191
    Total signatures on this petition: 14,809.

    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND PASS ON TO WHOEVER YOU KNOW!!!!!

    Would EVERY poster here please post whether they have signed or if they have not signed please say why they think it does not need signing.

    HOW MANY OF THE 66,000 WHO ATTENDED THE INTERNET ASIFA HAVE NOT YET SIGNED TO SAVE A FRUM JEW?

    DO IT ***NOW!***

    http://www.freejacobnow.com/index.html

    https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/#!/petition/exercise-powers-vested-you-see-it-jacob-ostreicher-us-citizen-freed-bolivia/RB4XXzyb

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/126779/Please+Sign+The+Petition+-+Free+Jacob+Ostreicher+Now!.html

    Posted 2 years ago #

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