Brittney Griner Files Appeal Against Russian Court's Decision After 9-Year Sentence

Brittney Griner Files Appeal Against Russian Court's Decision After 9-Year Sentence
After WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison on drug charges, her team has filed to appeal the decision.   On Aug. 15, Griner's lawyer Maria Blagovolina told NBC News that the basketball star's defense team had filed the appeal in a statement via the Telegram messaging app. As the outlet noted, the move comes on the heels of news that Russia and the United States will potentially discuss a prisoner swap that would secure Griner's release.   At her hearing on Aug. 4, Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison and received a 1 million ruble fine for conscious drug smuggling and possession. A Russian court found Griner...
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