MOSCOW (Reuters) - Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, has asked for a pardon, Interfax news agency reported, citing a statement by her lawyers.
Israel has called on Russia to release Issachar, who was sentenced by a Russian court to seven-and-a-half years in jail for drug offences in October.
The Kremlin said earlier that it was impossible for Issachar to be granted a presidential pardon without her first formally requesting one.
Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by William Maclean
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