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Brittney Griner’s 9-year prison sentence upheld by Russian court

The Texas basketball star had asked for a suspended sentence. The White House is calling for her release.

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner holds images while standing in a cage at a court room prior to a hearing, in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia on July 27, 2022. American basketball star Brittney Griner returns to a Russian courtroom for her drawn-out trial on drug charges that could bring her 10 years in prison of convicted.

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