Who is Brittney Griner and why has she been detained in Russia?

American basketball star Brittney Griner could face up to a decade behind bars after pleading guilty to drug possession charges at a Russian court.

Griner has been detained in Moscow since February after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

Mark Gibson

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

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