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Law expert weighs in on how Brittney Griner's sentence affects US- Russia relations

2 monthes ago   |   By WBALTV

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced Thursday to nine years in a Russian prison. WBAL-TV 11 News has
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Kremlin comments on Griner options

Kremlin comments on Griner options

2 monthes ago   |   By RT

The US women's basketball star was jailed for nine years by a Russian court on Thursday
Brittney Griner has the right to appeal her nine-year prison sentence on drugs charges, the Kremlin has said, although it refrained from commenting in detail on the case of the US women's basketball star.
Griner, 31, was sentenced by Khimki City Court outside Moscow on Thursday after she was caught with illegal hashish vape oil cartridges in her luggage at Sheremetyevo Airport in mid-February.
Her case has attracted significant attention, with the US State Department classifying Griner as “wrongfully...
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Griner shouldn't get special treatment because of ‘celebrity' status - trainer

Griner shouldn't get special treatment because of ‘celebrity' status - trainer

2 monthes ago   |   By RT

The US women's basketball star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison on Thursday
Brittney Griner is a basketball great but her status does not mean she should be treated differently under Russian law, according to former Russian women's team coach Boris Sokolovsky.
Griner was jailed for nine years by Khimki City Court just outside Moscow on Thursday, after being caught with banned hashish oil vape cartridges in her luggage at Sheremetyevo Airport on February 17.
Griner was traveling to Russia to play for UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA offseason in her homeland - something she...
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US will ‘pursue' Russian offer to discuss Griner prisoner swap

US will ‘pursue' Russian offer to discuss Griner prisoner swap

2 monthes ago   |   By Al Jazeera

The announcement comes a day after a Russian court sentenced basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison.
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US basketball bosses react to Griner Russian prison sentence

US basketball bosses react to Griner Russian prison sentence

2 monthes ago   |   By RT

The WNBA and NBA issued a joint statement after the women's star was jailed in Russia
Basketball officials in America have said that the nine-year prison sentence handed out to women's player Brittney Griner in her Russian drugs trial was not “ unexpected.”
Griner was sentenced at Khimki City Court just outside Moscow on Thursday after she was found guilty of attempting to bring illegal drugs into the country.
“Today's verdict and sentencing is unjustified and unfortunate, but not unexpected and Brittney Griner remains wrongly detained,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert and NBA...
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