Russian court jails US basketball player Brittney Griner for nine years on drug charges

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Griner sentenced and fined 1m roubles in politically charged verdict that could lead to prisoner swap with the US

A Moscow court has convicted the US basketball player Brittney Griner on drug charges, sentencing her to nine years in prison and a 1m rouble fine in a politically charged verdict that could lead to a prisoner swap with the US.

Griner, a basketball talent who played in Russia during off-seasons from the Phoenix Mercury team, was arrested for cannabis possession at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport in February.

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Written by Andrew Roth in Moscow
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