While there was speculation that Putin might pardon the jailed young woman during his upcoming visit to Israel, it now seems he doesn’t want to do so.
Yaffa Issachar is using every resource at her disposal to secure her daughter’s release. So far, all efforts, including those by high-ranking Israeli politicians, have failed.
Na'ama was arrested for smuggling cannabis into the Russian Federation and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Burkov's family had been hoping that Israel would free him as part of a potential prisoner swap for U.S.-Israeli prisoner Naama Issachar, jailed last month in Russia for drug offenses.
A Russian hacker being held in an Israeli prison is no longer a potential bargaining chip for the return of an Israeli-American woman being held in a Russian prison.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court rejected Russian hacker Alexei Burkov's appeal of Justice Minister Amir Ohana's decision to order his extradition to the United States.
Last week, the hacker and an Israeli woman in a Russian prison for cannabis possession had both requested the High Court to block his extradition to the US.
The sisters spoke through a glass partition that prevented them from touching. Later, Goldberg watched as Issachar was led into a courtroom for a hearing.
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Request comes after allegations that Issachar is being used as a geopolitical pawn.