JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has asked Russia to show leniency to an Israeli tourist arrested on drug charges and has rejected an apparent swap involving a detained Russian subject to extradition to the U.S.

Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison Friday after being arrested at Moscow’s international airport in April.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says in a statement Friday that he has spoken about the matter with Russian President Vladimir Putin and asked for a commuting of the sentence.

Israel’s Haaretz newspaper says Russia has been pressuring Israel to release Aleksey…



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