Yanky Ostreicher has been imprisoned in Boliva for almost a year without being charged. Yesterday morning, his wife appeared on CNN to plead for her husband’s freedom.
Click here to watch a video of the interview.
The following petition has been submitted to the White House. You may sign the petition by clicking on the link below.
The text reads:
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Exercise the powers vested in you to see to it that Jacob Ostreicher, a US citizen, is freed from Bolivia.
Jacob Ostreicher, an American, has been suffering in a Bolivian prison for more than 11 months. He is being held without a shred of evidence.
On 09/23/2011, the judge ordered his release based on evidence submitted by the defense, just days later the same judge reversed his decision and was promoted. A new judge resigned after 5 scheduled hearings.
We expect that in times of need, our government will be serious about, adamant enough, and powerful enough, to provide its citizens protection and asylum.
In your capacity as President of the U.S., we urge you to exercise the powers vested in you, to see to it that Jacob does not spend another day in this anarchic prison
With all avenues having been exhausted, it is up to you, Mr. President to make sure an innocent man walks free.
Click here to read the recent ABC News report about Yanky’s incarceration.
All are asked to keep davening for Yanky.