US basketball player Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian jail over drug charges

A Russian judge has convicted and sentenced American basketball player Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling.

President Biden described the jail term as “unacceptable” and called for her immediate release.

Judge Anna Sotnikova said the time Griner has served in custody since her arrest in February would count towards the sentence.

Griner reacted to the
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