Canadian Jewish leaders are urging the Indian government to release a native businessman undergoing a sentence in a Bihar prison for visa violation.
Saul Itzhayek, 42, an electronic components buyer, was arrested last May during a business trip to the region – as reported HERE on YWN. Jewish leaders, who held a rally in Montreal on Wednesday, said in a statement that the prison sentence, even if technically lawful, should be reviewed as Itzhayek’s health was deteriorating.
Quoting his family members, they said Itzhayek has lost approximately 65 pounds since being sent to Motihari prison in Bihar and was suffering from severe depression.
(Source: Frontline India)