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Celebrities react to Brittney Griner's 9-year Russian prison sentence: 'This hurts'

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Brittney Griner was found guilty of drug possession and smuggling by a Russian court. She was sentenced to 9 years in prison and fined 1 million rubles (around $16,500) President Joe Biden, WNBA and NBA commissioners, as well as a slew of celebrities spoke out in support of the Olympic gold medalist.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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Russian court hands Brittney Griner 9-year prison sentence in drugs trial

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced US basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison after finding her guilty of deliberately bringing cannabis-infused vape cartridges into Russia despite them being illegal.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Brittney Griner Sentenced To Nine Years In Russian Jail For Drug-Smuggling

RUSSIA. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) –Brittney Griner, WNBA star, was convicted of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years of jail time Thursday in a case that has raised concerns she is being used as a political pawn in Russia’s war against Ukraine.Judge Anna Sotnikova of the Khimki city court delivered the sentence and fined Griner 1 million rubles, or about $16,400. She said the court took into account Griner’s partial…

2 months ago·United States
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Reactions to Brittney Griner's conviction, 9-year sentence

The Associated PressWNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was convicted and received a 9-year sentence from a Russian judge for drug possession and smuggling. Here are the reactions from across the basketball and political worlds.The post Reactions to Brittney Griner’s conviction, 9-year sentence appeared first on KRDO.

2 months ago
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Hollywood LifeHollywood Life

Jada Pinkett Smith, WNBA Teammates & More Outraged At Brittney Griner’s 9 Year Prison Sentence

Tons of celebrities spoke out against the sentencing that the WNBA star received after being found guilty of drug charges in Russia.

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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What is next for WNBA star Brittney Griner following being handed a 9-year prison sentence?

The director of the Keenan Institute said that it was most likely the poor relations between the United States and Russia that led to Griner's nine-year sentence.

2 months ago·Houston, United States
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Brittney Griner Convicted of Drug Smuggling in Russia: Celebrities React

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison after six months of detention in the country — read more

2 months ago·United States
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