Russia: American basketball player Griner sentenced to nine years in prison

Russia: American basketball player Griner sentenced to nine years in prison

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced American women’s basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug trafficking, a heavy sentence described as “unacceptable” by Joe Biden, which opens the way for a possible prisoner exchange between Moscow and Washington. Arrested in February in Moscow with a vaporizer containing cannabis-based liquid, shortly before …

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