Russia jails U.S.-Israeli on drug charges despite Netanyahu plea

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Russia jails U.S.-Israeli on drug charges despite Netanyahu pleaMOSCOW/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Russian court sentenced a U.S.-Israeli woman to seven and a half years in jail for drug offences on Friday, a ruling Israel condemned as disproportionate and which her family said Moscow had linked to the fate of a Russian citizen detained in Israel. Naama Issachar, 25, was arrested in April while in transit in a Moscow airport, en route from India to Israel, and accused of carrying 9 grams of cannabis, her family said. Russian authorities charged her with drug smuggling.


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