Naama Issachar

Naama Issachar's lawyers seek cancellation of sentence in Russian courts

Her team is also continuing to prepare a complaint to take to the European Court of Human Rights regarding claimed numerous and gross violations of Issachar's rights during her criminal prosecution.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/02/2020
Naama Issachar meets with PM Benjamin Netanyahu after her release, Jan. 30, 2020
What distinguishes Naama Issachar from other Israeli prisoners?

The answer the Prime Minister’s Office has given is that Issachar got caught up in something that was bigger than herself.

A general view shows the Saint Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia
Ten Israeli tourists denied entry to Russia, sent back home

Ten Israeli tourist landed in the Moscow airport, were detained there and eventually put on a flight back to Israel. "They must have been instructed to bring us back."

By JOSH ARONSON
01/02/2020
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN wears a black kippah at the Bundestag.
A symbolic act of defiance

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara walk with Naama Issachar and her mother
Left accuses Netanyahu of making political capital from Issachar's return

Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev told Radio Darom that Israel surrendered to Russia.

30/01/2020
Naama Issachar, who was arrested by Russia and given seven-and-a-half years in prison.
Naama Issachar is back home, but at what price? – analysis

Russia's sentencing of Issachar to 7.5 years for possessing 9.5 grams of pot was clearly excessive, and apparently an effort to place leverage on Israel.

30/01/2020
Naama Issachar meets with PM Benjamin Netanyahu after her release, Jan. 30, 2020
Naama Issachar returns home to Israel after Russian prison release

Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned her hours before Netanyahu was set to fly from Washington to Moscow on Wednesday to personally bring her home. "It's a good ending," her mother said.

By LAHAV HARKOV , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/01/2020
Putin pardons Issachar from prison as Netanyahu heads to Moscow

Issachar expected to return on PM’s plane • Release a gesture by Russian president, no deal was made, Israeli source says

Netanyahu to Moscow as Naama Issachar pardon goes to Putin

The governor of Moscow signed Issachar's pardon request on Tuesday morning and the document was forwarded to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian Pardon Commission recommends Naama’s release

During his trip to Israel last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally told Issachar’s mother Yaffa that her daughter would be freed.

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