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WNBA star Brittney Grenier has been sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia drug trial

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Khimki (Russia) – American basketball star Brittney Grenier was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and trafficking and was sentenced to nine years in prison in a politically charged case that could lead to a risky prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow.

The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympian and eight-time All-Star with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, listened with a blank expression as an interpreter interpreted Judge Anna Sotnikova’s ruling, but her lawyer said later. She was very upset.” Greiner was also fined 1 million rubles, about $16,700.

US President Joe Biden denounced the ruling as “unacceptable”. Greener’s conviction comes amid escalating tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine.

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