October 1, 2022

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Brittney Griner trial: WNBA star convicted, sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

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Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

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U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison following a politically charged trial that came amid soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between the two world powers.

The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury listened with a blank expression as an interpreter translated the verdict by Judge Anna Sotnikova. The judge also fined 1 million rubles (about…

CBS Colorado

2022-08-04 17:09:00

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