Members of the press surround U.S. businessman Jacob Ostreicher as he arrives in a hospital bed wearing a flak jacket to his court hearing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. A Bolivian appeals panel has refused to immediately release Ostreicher, despite evidence he was fleeced and extorted by prosecutors who have had him jailed for 18 months without charges on suspicion of money laundering. Ostreicher has been hospitalized for more than two weeks in a private clinic after being diagnosed with Parkinsons. (AP Photo)

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Members of the press surround U.S. businessman Jacob Ostreicher as he arrives in a hospital bed wearing a flak jacket to his court hearing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. A Bolivian appeals panel has refused to immediately release Ostreicher, despite evidence he was fleeced and extorted by prosecutors who have had him jailed for 18 months without charges on suspicion of money laundering. Ostreicher has been hospitalized for more than two weeks in a private clinic after being diagnosed with Parkinsons. (AP Photo)
Members of the press surround U.S. businessman Jacob Ostreicher as he arrives in a hospital bed wearing a flak jacket to his court hearing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. A Bolivian appeals panel has refused to immediately release Ostreicher, despite evidence he was fleeced and extorted by prosecutors who have had him jailed for 18 months without charges on suspicion of money laundering. Ostreicher has been hospitalized for more than two weeks in a private clinic after being diagnosed with Parkinsons. (AP Photo)
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