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  • N.J. congressman Christopher Smith visits jailed Chasid in Bolivia

    June 14, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs human rights subcommittee, visited with a jailed American Chasidic man in Bolivia.

    Smith (R-N.J.) accompanied American businessman Jacob Ostreicher this week to a hearing and argued against the Bolivian...

  • House committee to hold hearing on Chasidic Jew held in Bolivia

    June 6, 2012 | 10:46 am

    The House Foreign Affairs human rights subcommittee will hold a hearing about the plight of a Chasidic Jew from Brooklyn being held in a Bolivian jail.

    New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher has been on a hunger strike for nearly two months until he is either put on trial to defend...