Jacob Ostreicher is a 53 year old American citizen, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He and his wife Miriam raised five children and are blessed with 11 grandchildren. Scrupulous in his business affairs, Jacob had a successful career built on a reputation of integrity and for the compassionate treatment of his workers.
Today, Jacob is languishing in a jail in Bolivia where he is at the mercy of prison gangs who have the run of the notorious Palmasola Prison. There are no guards inside the prison where the most hardened criminals make and enforce the rules. Observers report that there is an average of one “suicide” per month – the term used by officials there for inside murders.
Why is this American citizen wasting away (he has lost 60 lbs.), living in fear among these killers and drug lords? It is because he Invested in land in Bolivia and managed a rice business whose success caught the eye of powerful government officials. They used deception to arrest him and have now been holding him without trial for more than eleven months,while they move to strip him of his assets.
His innocence is documented. His elderly parents and young grandchildren are distraught. His family is torn apart. He is in real danger.
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VIDEO & PHOTOS TAKEN BY HILLEL ENGEL AT THE RECENT RALLY HELD IN MANHATTAN:
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