Naama Ischariot: Artyom Geodakyan / TASS
Convicted in Russia for possession and drug smuggling Israeli Naama Issachar may be pardoned on the eve of visit of President Vladimir Putin to Israel. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the Russian government agencies.
The interlocutors of the newspaper expressed regret and irritation due to the fact that Israel, despite requests from Moscow, was extradited to the USA Russian Alexey Burkov, accused of fraud. “I wish it was a two-way street,” said one of the sources.
At the same time does not exclude the possibility that na’ama Issachar will be pardoned on humanitarian grounds.
Earlier in January, state Secretary, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Yevgeny Ivanov said that the possibility of exchange of Issachar is not considered.
On 11 October the Khimki city court has sentenced the citizen of Israel and Naama Issachar to 7,5 years of imprisonment, recognizing her guilty of drug smuggling. 25-year-old woman arrested this spring in the transit area of Sheremetyevo airport. When a Israeli woman who flew from new Delhi to tel Aviv, was 9.6 grams of hashish.
Russian authorities offered the Israeli side to exchange Issachar on the Russian hacker Alexey Burkov wanted the American government, but was refused. Israel referred to the decision on his extradition to the United States. 12 Nov Burkova extradited.
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