Israeli lawyer detained for 2.5 gram of marijuana left Belarus

Updated: December 30 2021 23:57
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На русском языке: Израильский адвокат, задержанная за 2,5 грамма марихуаны, покинула Беларусь
На беларускай мове: Адвакат з Ізраіля, затрыманая за 2,5 грама марыхуаны, пакінула Беларусь

Today, there was a trial of Israeli lawyer Maya Raiten-Stol in Minsk. According to information of, she was released in the courtroom and left Belarus.

Israeli lawyer detained for 2.5 gram of marijuana left Belarus

The trial of Israeli lawyer today /

The Israeli publication Ynet reports that the court imposed a fine of $2500 on her. In addition, the publication writes that during the conversation of Israeli President Isaac Herzog with Lukashenka last Monday, Herzog called on him to intervene for the speedy release of Raiten-Stol.

Israeli lawyer detained for 2.5 gram of marijuana left Belarus

Photo of Maya Raiten-Stol after her release / Photo: Ynet

UpdatedIsaac Herzog, the president of Israel, Yair Lapid, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Avigdor Lieberman, the Minister of and Finance, commented on the release of Israeli lawyer Maya Raiten-Stol.

«I am glad that Maya Raiten-Stol has been released and is flying to Israel. Thanks to Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid and Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman and other staff for the productive, professional and successful cooperation that allowed her to return home»,– the Israeli president wrote.

Yair Lapid, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, wrote that Raiten-Stol was returning home with her brother, and Liberban posted a photo of Maya on her way home.

Israeli lawyer Maya Raiten-Stol was detained in early November at the Minsk airport for carrying 2.5 gram of marijuana. She presented customs officers with a medical permit for cannabis, but in Belarus this document has no legal force. The lawyer flew to Belarus to meet with her client, an Israeli businessman, but instead of meeting, until today she was in the pre-trial detention center №1 on Volodarskogo Street in Minsk.

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