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Russian Court Upholds Brittney Griner’s Sentence, Upping Pressure on Biden to Negotiate Her Release

HeadlineOct 26, 2022

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner, upholding her nine-year sentence on drug smuggling charges. Griner was arrested in February when airport customs officials found a small amount of cannabis oil in her luggage. The ruling increases pressure on the Biden administration to free Griner through negotiations. According to CNN, Griner’s attorneys say a prisoner exchange is likely her best chance.

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