WNBA star Brittney Griner is being sentenced to 9 years in jail after being discovered responsible of drug expenses in a Russian courtroom. Griner, 31 pled responsible to drug expenses and has been jailed in Russia since February after authorities there declare they discovered a vape cartridge with beneath a gram of hashish oil in her baggage.
The 2-time Olympic gold medalist is on the heart of a proposed “prisoner swap” that the White Home is making an attempt to barter that entails a Russian arms vendor jailed within the U.S. The Kremlin has been blamed of utilizing Griner as a political pawn.
President Biden says Russia is wrongfully detaining Griner. In an announcement out this morning, Biden mentioned he’s calling on Russia to launch her instantly “so she will be along with her spouse, family members, associates, and teammates.”
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