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

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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