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Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner in Russia to begin July 1

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Griner could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs. Fewer than 1% of defendants in Russian criminal cases are acquitted. Her detention and trial come at an extraordinarily low point in Moscow-Washington relations. Her supporters have encouraged a prisoner swap like the one in April.
1 month ago·Washington, United States

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US star Griner to stand trial on drug charges

American basketball star Brittney Griner is scheduled to stand trial in Russia on Friday on charges of illegal cannabis possession.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Brittney Griner trial date set in Russian system with 1% acquittal rate

Basketball star accused of bringing drugs into RussiaSpeculation Olympic champion could be part of prisoner swapMore than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of US basketball star Brittney Griner for 1 July.The Phoenix Mercury star was also ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial. She could spend 10 years in prison…

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner appears in Russian court before July 1 trial

Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered to stand trial Friday by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team.

1 month ago·Canada
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U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner appears in Russian court

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1.

1 month ago·Toronto, Canada
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CBS Local

Brittney Griner Appears In Russian Court On Drug Smuggling Charges

MOSCOW, Rus. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — Brittney Griner, the two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist went on trial at a court near Moscow on Friday, on drug smuggling charges which can be punishable by up to 10 years in prison.Griner, 31, a Phoenix Mercury player who plays in Russia during the WNBA’s off season, was arrested February 17 at a Moscow airport, a week before Russia invaded Ukraine.Griner’s supporters and US officials say she is …

1 month ago·United States
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The Independent

US basketball star Griner due in Russian court

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing ahead of her trial

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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