JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister has requested Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon a younger Israeli girl imprisoned on drug costs in Russia.
Russia final week sentenced Naama Issachar, 26, to seven and a half years in jail, months after she was stopped in Moscow’s worldwide airport carrying a reported 9.6 grams of marijuana.
Israeli officers have stated the sentence was extreme and indicated that Russia is in search of the discharge of a suspected Russian hacker in return for Issachar. Israel is within the means of extraditing the Russian suspect, Aleksey Burkov, to the U.S.
In an announcement Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s workplace stated that he and President Reuven Rivlin despatched an official request to Putin in search of Issachar’s launch.
Netanyahu usually boasts of his good relations with Putin.