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WNBA's Brittney Griners Faces Punishment IN Russia

A Russian court on Thursday, August 4, found US basketball player Brittney Griner guilty of...

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possessing and smuggling drugs

Consequently, she was sentenced to 9 years in jail and a fine of...

1 million rouble

The judgement was handed out at a time when Washington and Moscow's ties are at an all-time low following....

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which sparked a wave of Western sanctions.

how did Britney responded to the verdict

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The two-time U.S. Olympic champion and eight-time all-star for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, Griner, stared blankly as...

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An interpreter delivered Judge Anna Sotnikova's decision. Since February 17, when two vape cartridges containing trace amounts of cannabis oil were discovered in her luggage,"