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Brittney Griner defence team appeals against Russian drugs conviction

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The defence team of Brittney Griner, the U.S. basketball star jailed for nine years in Russia on drugs charges, has appealed against her conviction for narcotics possession and trafficking. Griner jailed for nine years in Russia on drugs charges. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 after cannabis-infused vape cartridges were found in her luggage. She pleaded guilty to the charges but said she had made an "honest mistake." The US government says Griner was wrongfully detained. It has offered to exchange her for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States.
1 month ago·Moscow, Russian Federation

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