Russian President Vladimir Putin has inked a decree to pardon Naama Issachar, an Israeli woman who has been serving 7.5 year-jail on drug-related charges, the Kremlin’s press service reported.
Issachar earlier wrote a pardon petition addressed to the Russian president.
The decree comes into force from the day of signing.
In April, Issachar was heading back to Tel Aviv after a three-month vacation in India. She was arrested before her connecting flight in Moscow for possession of drugs after Russian authorities discovered 9.2 ounces of marijuana in her luggage.
Despite denying she knew anything of the drugs, Issachar was taken from the airport to a detention center in Moscow.
She was then charged with drug possession which often entails one month of detention, a fine and a ban on entering the country. However, shortly afterward, the public prosecutor changed the charge from drug possession to drug smuggling.
On October 11, Issachar was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.