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Russia | The Guardian: US basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal rejected by Russian court

Court rejects appeal against nine-year prison sentence for drugs possession and smuggling

A Russian court has rejected an appeal by the US basketball player Brittney Griner against her nine-year prison sentence for possession and smuggling of drugs.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist was arrested on 17 February at a Moscow airport with vape cartridges containing cannabis oil, which is banned in Russia.

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