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Where Brittney Griner's Case Goes From Here, and What It Will Take to Bring Her Home

1 month ago   |   By Time

Brittney Griner and her family have ratcheted up the pressure on the U.S. government to free her from wrongful detention in Russia. And though the WNBA star has pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Moscow court, the early results are encouraging. President Biden has responded. A deal with Russia to bring Griner home-which includes a potential “prisoner swap” between the two countries-remains in play.
Griner's guilty plea in Russian court on Thursday, which TIME confirmed through a Griner representative, caps off a week a busy week for her case. She has been held since February and could...
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WNBA's Griner pleads guilty at her drug trial in Russia

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By JIM HEINTZ
MOSCOW - American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty Thursday to drug possession charges on the second day of her trial in a Russian court in a case that could see her sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
The abrupt guilty plea by the Phoenix Mercury star and two-time Olympic gold medalist came amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her freedom nearly five months after her arrest amid rising tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine.
A senior Russian diplomat said earlier that no action could be taken by Moscow on...
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US basketball star Griner pleads guilty in Russian drug trial

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

WNBA player Brittney Griner says she was in a rush to pack and accidentally put cannabis oil in her luggage.
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Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial, Russian media reports

Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial, Russian media reports

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Russian news agencies say jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges during her trial in Moscow.
The reports quoted Griner as pleading guilty to the charges at Thursday's court hearing. They said that speaking through an interpreter, Griner said she had acted unintentionally because she was packing in haste.
Griner was detained in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters with cannabis oil allegedly were found in her luggage. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale transportation of...
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Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty in Drug Trial, Russian Media Reports

1 month ago   |   By Time

MOSCOW - Russian news agencies say jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges during her trial in Moscow .
The reports quoted Griner as pleading guilty to the charges at Thursday's court hearing. They said that speaking through an interpreter, Griner said she had acted unintentionally because she was packing in haste.
Griner was detained in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters with cannabis oil allegedly were found in her luggage. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale...
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Russian media: Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By JIM HEINTZ
MOSCOW - Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported.
The reports quoted Griner as saying through an interpreter at the court hearing that she had acted unintentionally because she was packing in haste.
Griner was detained in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters with cannabis oil allegedly were found in her luggage. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale...
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