Tomorrow: Rally in Support of Yanky Ostreicher


yaakov-ostreicherA press conference will be held tomorrow in front of the Bolivian Mission to the United Nations to rally support for Yaakov Ostreicher, an innocent New York businessman who has now been confined for 11 months in one of Bolivia’s most notoriously dangerous prisons without being charged.

Bolivian authorities have spent time investigating Ostreicher for money-laundering. After nearly 30 hearings, prosecutors have presented no evidence to back their allegations that the American did anything wrong.

The United States Department of State has had no luck talking to the Bolivian government, and the United Nations Human Rights Commission is “monitoring” Yaakov’s situation.

On Friday, May 4th, ABC News Nightline will air a segment about Yaakov’s plight. In advance of this airing, his family is holding a rally at the door of the Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the United Nations. 211 East 43rd Street at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 3rd..

His wife, Miriam, his children, his grandchildren, community and public leaders, along with 500 of his friends and supporters will stand in solidarity with Yaakov to demand that Bolivia end his wrongful imprisonment and release him immediately.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. please post details of email addresses, so that thousands of yidden can bombard the Bolivian Embassies in US, UK, etc with messages of protest and support

  2. Everyone please be mispallel for Yaakov Yehuda ben Shaindel, he should come home fast, safely and healthy.

    His life is in danger at that prison.

  3. This was posted online apparently by the family:

    Dear Family, Friends and Business Acquaintances,

    Our elected officials, while being aware of the situation, have not been doing much other than receiving updates from the family.The situation has gotten progressively worse and we are now in dire need of government intervention.

    We are asking you to please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to call the offices of the officials listed below and respectfully ask them to please step up their efforts in obtaining Yanky’s release.

    > Senator Charles Schumer – 202-224-6542
    > Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – 212-688-6262

    Please forward this message to as many people as possible and try to call at least once a week.

  4. Bus Schedule to the rally for tomorrow:

    #1 – BP- Leaving at 10:15 from 18th Ave and 49th street, traveling up 49 towards Ft Hamilton and then to the rally

    #2 – BP – Leaving 10:20 from 14th Ave between 47th and 48th street

    #3 – BP – Leaving 10:20 from front of Satmar Bais Medrash, 53rd Street between 13th and 14th Ave

    #4 – Williamsburg – Leaving 10:20 from Lee Avenue corner Ross Street

  5. Could it possibly be that because, he is an obviously religious Jew, that ‘who cares’?
    #3, Reality Check gives good advice!