Russian sentencing of US basketballer Brittney Griner ‘unacceptable’ says President Biden – BBC News

A Russian court has sentenced US basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison after convicting her of smuggling and possessing narcotics.

As Griner, 31, was being led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, she was heard saying: “I love my family.”

The double Olympic winner has admitted possessing cannabis oil, but told the court she had made an “honest mistake”.

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