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Russian courtroom sentences US basketball superstar to 9 years in prison

KHIMKI: A Russian courtroom on Thursday sentenced US basketball superstar Brittney Griner to 9 years in jail after she was once discovered to blame of smuggling and storing narcotics, AFP heard in courtroom. Griner will spend a “general of 9 years” in a Russian penal colony”, pass judgement on Anna Sotnikova advised the courtroom, including that the 31-year-old athlete may also must pay a effective of one million rubles ($16,590). Griner’s protection staff mentioned Thursday it’s going to attraction the decision after the athlete was once sentenced to 9 years in jail by way of a Russian courtroom. “The courtroom utterly not noted the entire proof of the protection, and most significantly, the to blame plea,” the protection staff mentioned in a remark. “The decision is really unreasonable. We will be able to surely document an attraction.”

Griner’s medication conviction and nine-year jail sentence from a Russian courtroom on Thursday was once “unjustified and unlucky, however now not surprising,” NBA and Girls’s NBA leaders mentioned. “Lately’s verdict and sentencing is unjustified and unlucky, however now not surprising and Brittney Griner stays wrongfully detained,” mentioned WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert and NBA commissioner Adam Silver in a joint remark. “The WNBA and NBA’s dedication to her secure go back has now not wavered and it’s our hope that we’re close to the tip of this means of in spite of everything bringing BG house to america.”



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