Brittney Griner gets trial date in Russian court

Posted on AllSides June 27th, 2022
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A Russian court announced that the trial of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner, who has been wrongfully detained since mid-February, will commence at the beginning of July.

Griner had a preliminary court hearing in the Moscow suburb of Khimki on Monday, when the trial date was handed down. The basketball star was arrested on Feb. 17 for alleged drug possession and could face 10 years in prison if convicted. Fewer than 1% of all defendants in Russian criminal cases are acquitted, according to the Associated Press.

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