A Russian court sentenced American basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug charges on Thursday. The 31-year-old athlete was found guilty of drug possession and smuggling vape cartridges with cannabis oil into the country. She pleaded guilty in July to carrying the cartridges but said she had no intention of breaking the law. US President Joe Biden described her sentencing as “unacceptable” and called on Moscow to release her immediately.
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