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Lawyers for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner appeal Russian prison sentence

Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday.

Basketball star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison on drug charges

American basketball star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of drug possession and smuggling in Russian court on Thursday.

Brittney Griner's Russian trial considers medicinal use of cannabis

The drug trial of American basketball star Brittney Griner in a Russian court focused Tuesday on testimony that cannabis, while illegal in Russia, is regarded in other countries as having legitimate medicinal use.

Russia lashes out at U.S. for terming Griner's jailing as 'wrongful detention'

The spokesperson for Russia's Foreign Ministry lashed out Thursday at the United States characterizing basketball star Brittney Griner's jailing on drug charges as "wrongful detention," saying it shows disrespect for Russian law.

Lawyer says WNBA star Brittney Griner had doctor's letter for cannabis

A lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner has presented a Russian court with a doctor's letter recommending she use cannabis to treat pain.

Character witnesses testify in support of WNBA star Brittney Griner

American basketball star Brittney Griner didn't testify on the third day of her drugs possession trial in Russia, but the director of the Russian team she plays for in the off-season said he told the court about her merits.

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russian court

American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, four and a half months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that has unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington.

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.

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