Brittney Griner appeals Russian drug conviction

Posted on AllSides August 15th, 2022
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WNBA star Brittney Griner's defense team has filed an appeal against her conviction on drug charges in Russia, nearly two weeks after she was sentenced to nine years in jail by a Moscow court.

Her lawyer Maria Blagovolina said Monday the defense team had filed the appeal, in a statement via the Telegram messaging app. The move, which was widely expected, comes as Russia and the United States discuss a potential prisoner swap that would secure Griner's release.

The American basketball player was arrested at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 after authorities said...

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