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May 3, 2012 10:15 am

New Yorkers Rally to Free Orthodox Jewish Man Jailed in Bolivia Without Charge

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Jacob Ostreicher, jailed in Bolivia without charge.

The JC – The plight of an Orthodox Jewish businessman incarcerated in a Bolivian jail without charge is to be highlighted with a rally in New York later today.

Jacob Ostreicher was sent to Palmasola Prison in Bolivia nearly a year ago, but is no closer to making his case in court. The 52-year-old grandfather has been accused by the authorities over the fact that his rice farming business was allegedly used as a front for money laundering for the drugs trade.

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