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  Nissan 25, 5772 , 17/04/12

Report: Israeli Yeshiva Student Jailed in Europe

An Israeli yeshiva student from Bnei Brak was arrested in Europe during the Passover holiday and remains in prison, according to the hareidi-religious Kikar Hashabat. Hareidi-religious community leaders (askanim) are working for his release.

The young man was arrested at an airport, raising concerns of a possible repeat of a case four years ago in which yeshiva students were jailed in Japan for drug smuggling; the students in that case say they were unaware that the drugs were in their luggage. A man working for the student’s release was quoted as saying that the current case is serious, “but not at the level of the Japan affair.”

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