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Trial for US basketball star Brittney Griner begins in Russian court

1 month ago   |   By WESH

American basketball star Brittney Griner was arrested in February on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team.
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Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court

Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

MOSCOW - U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in a Moscow-area court Friday, about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team.
The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale transportation of drugs. Fewer than 1% of defendants in Russian criminal cases are acquitted, and unlike in the U.S., acquittals can be overturned.
At a closed-door preliminary hearing Monday in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, Griner's...
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