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Ten months late, a newly freed Naama Issachar arrives home in Rehovot

Backpacker Naama Issachar arrives at long last at her home in the central Israeli city of Rehovot.

The arrival brings to a close the dramatic saga of the 27-year-old woman who faced a 7.5-year prison sentence for carrying a few grams of pot through a Russian airport during a layover on her way home from India.

She has spent the last 10 months in a Russian prison, until her release today after receiving a pardon from Russian President Vladimir Putin following months of public campaigning by her family and a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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