Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will formally request on Tuesday that Russia launch Naama Issachar, 26, an Israeli lady who was sentenced to a seven-and-a-half 12 months jail time period final week after authorities mentioned that they’d discovered about 9.5 grams of hashish in her baggage on a stopover in Moscow in April, as she was on her means again dwelling to Israel from India.
Issachar argues that the drug was not hers and that she doesn’t know the way it wound up in her baggage.
Netanyahu will formally submit a request to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, in accordance with Power Minister Yuval Steinitz, a confidant of the prime minister, talking in an interview on Israeli Kan public radio.
Israel Hayom each day has reported that the state of affairs has turn into extra difficult as “stories emerged that Putin requested a swap deal involving Naama and Russian hacker Alexei Borkov, who has been detained in Israel for the previous 4 years and is needed by the US for suspected cyber offenses”.
In August, Israel’s Supreme Court docket dominated Borkov extraditable to the U.S., regardless of his request that he be extradited to Moscow somewhat than Washington. Borkov was arrested at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Worldwide Airport on Dec. 13, 2015, on the request of the American authorities.