Basketball star jailed in Russia appeals against conviction

The defence team for US basketball star Brittney Griner has appealed against her conviction for drugs possession and trafficking in Russia.

Griner was jailed for nine years on 4 August after she pleaded guilty to the charges.

The athlete, who played for Russian team Yekaterinburg during the WNBA off-season, was arrested at a Moscow airport on 17 February
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