. WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years’ jail in Russia « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD/A Russian court has sentenced US basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in a penal colony on drug charges after finding her guilty of narcotics possession and smuggling for bringing cannabis-infused vape cartridges into Russia.

Her sentencing could pave the way for a high-profile prisoner swap between Russia and the United States that would include the 31-year-old athlete and an imprisoned Russian who was once a prolific arms dealer.

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