Israel calls on Russia to ease tourist's drug sentence

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Israel calls on Russia to ease tourist's drug sentenceIsrael said Friday it has asked Russia to show leniency to an Israeli tourist arrested on drug charges and has rejected an apparent swap involving a detained Russian national subject to extradition to the U.S. Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison Friday after being arrested at Moscow’s international airport in April. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Friday that he has spoken about the matter with Russian President Vladimir Putin and asked for the sentence to be commuted and for the conditions of her detention to be eased.


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