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La Paz - US Embassy In Bolivia Says Fears For Ostreicher's Health

Published on: November 20, 2012 06:14 PM
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Diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, Jacob rests in a hospital covered in a blanket imprinted with pictures of his grandchildren.  Photo by El DeberDiagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, Jacob rests in a hospital covered in a blanket imprinted with pictures of his grandchildren.  Photo by El Deber

La Paz - As a Bolivian court today has once again postponed a bail hearing by lawyers for Jacob Ostreicher, officials at the United States Embassy have expressed their concern about the health of the jailed Brooklyn businessman.

According to reports on the South American news site Terra , Ostreicher has spent the last twelve days in a Santa Cruz clinic and has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

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“What concerns us is that, despite the fact that no evidence has been shown linking Jacob Ostreicher with any crime, he has been detained for eighteen months and it is taking a toll on his health,” said Larry Memmott, Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Brazil.

The bail hearing, which was supposed to be held today based on newly uncovered evidence, was postponed until Friday by the Ministry of Government.  Ostreicher’s lawyer, Yimy Montano, has made over twenty unsuccessful attempts to have his client freed on bail.


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 Nov 20, 2012 at 06:22 PM Facts1 Says:

Made in Bolivia, coming to the USA soon.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 06:29 PM Wise-Guy Says:

Besides the Bolivian Government's wickedness, they are harming their own economy.
What sane person would want to invest or do business in that country after poor Mr. Ostreicher's experience.

"...And may the evil government be speedily uprooted..."

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 06:30 PM My2Cents Says:

This is so sad. Is there anything we can we do to help???? The one person that does not deserve to be locked up, yet he's locked up in one of the worst places in the world.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 07:41 PM Moshiach now Says:

Hashem yishmor! What is his name for tehillim?

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 08:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Facts1 Says:

Made in Bolivia, coming to the USA soon.

What is "coming to the USA soon"? Your posting makes no sense.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM gitgezogt Says:

I think its time for a under the table mission to sneak him out of there, enough is enough

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Moshiach now Says:

Hashem yishmor! What is his name for tehillim?

Just beg g-d for mercy for mr jacob ostreicher, g-d know whom your refering to

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM M1 Says:

Maybe israel has some thing spare to drop on the Bolivian Government's offices/court houses etc there's only 1 Yid there & he's @ the clinic -go for it -yemach shemom vzichrom wish I had millions of dollars & would offer to do bussines with them -then pull back b/c of our dear friend -pls vin when r u reporting to us -that the sitting judge has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (together with judge Reade)

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM oneofakind Says:

His name for tehilim is Yaakov Yehudah ben Shaindel

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