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Russia: American basketball player Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in prison

2022-08-04T15:43:00.425Z

American women's basketball star Brittney Griner, detained in Russia since February, was sentenced Thursday to 9 years in prison by a court...



American women's basketball star Brittney Griner, detained in Russia since February, was sentenced on Thursday to 9 years in prison by a Russian court for drug trafficking, after her arrest with a vape containing cannabis liquid.

The court in Khimki, near Moscow, found the player guilty of drug possession and trafficking and sentenced her "

to nine years in a penal colony

", judge Anna Sotnikova said, according to a correspondent of the AFP.

Source: lefigaro

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