Russian court jails US basketball player Brittney Griner for nine years on drug charges

Griner sentenced and fined 1m roubles in politically charged verdict that could lead to prisoner swap with the US

A Moscow court has convicted the US basketball player Brittney Griner on drug charges, sentencing her to nine years in prison and a 1m rouble fine in a politically charged verdict that could lead to a prisoner swap with the US.

Griner, a basketball talent who played in Russia during off-seasons from the Phoenix Mercury, was arrested for cannabis possession in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport in February.

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