Na'ama Issachar moved to worse prison, denied letters from her mother

Her mother is not allowed to visit her and she is in bad spirits, according to reports.

Naama Issachar (photo credit: MAARIV)
Naama Issachar
(photo credit: MAARIV)
Na’ama Issachar, the woman held in Russian prison after being convicted of drug trafficking, was moved to a different prison whose conditions are worse than her previous one, KAN News reported on Tuesday.
It was reported she was denied visits from her mother, is prohibited from receiving letters from her as well, and is currently in poor spirits.
Her family further claimed while in the new prison, she was not wearing the warm clothes given to her by her mother.
Issachar was traveling from India to Israel and had a layover in Moscow when Russian authorities discovered she had 9.5 grams of cannabis in her luggage.
In Israel, Issachar is largely seen as a victim of Russian brutality. It is believed that her arrest was done to pressure Israel into releasing a Russian national, Alexei Burkov, who was arrested in Israel and extradited to the US. Burkov is suspected of credit card theft.