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Leaders of religious Jewish cult released from Mexican jail

Two leaders of the extreme ultra-Orthodox group Lev Tahor were released from a Mexican prison due to a "lack of evidence,” it was reported on Sunday, following their arrest in a raid several days earlier.

Court documents identified the two suspects as Menachem Mendel Alter from Israel and Canadian national Yoel Rosner.

The two were detained in southern Mexico on suspicion of alleged human trafficking and sex crimes and faced up to 20 years in prison.

Yaret Jimenez, the lawyer for both men, told Mexican news agency Efe that her clients were "100 percent acquitted."



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