WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding media reports that Brooklyn native Jacob Ostreicher has returned to the United States after being illegally detained for more than two years in Bolivia:
"Jacob's captivity was a fundamental injustice, an aberration of law and a violation of basic human rights. I know how difficult this situation has been for Jacob and his family. It is truly welcome news to hear he is home. I hope Jacob and his family can now find peace, move beyond this ordeal and rebuild their lives."
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