Pidyon Shvuyim: Sign Petition to Free Yanky Ostreicher


yaakov-ostreicherThe following petition has been submitted to the White House. You may sign the petition by clicking on the link below.

The text reads:


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 sign the petition.

Click here to read the recent ABC News report about Yanky’s incarceration.

All are asked to keep davening for Yanky.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. Baruch Hashem the petition has reached the 25,000 minimum. However that’s only the minimum required, the more signatures obtained the better the chance of getting the Obama administration to intervene.

    If you did not sign yet the petition, please do so now. Only 3 more days to go.

    Also, everyone, please have in mind Yaakov Yehuda ben Shaindel at davening and, if possible, please say Tehilim daily, that he should come home fast and safely.

    Thank you for the continuous coverage and for posting the petition.