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WNBA star Brittney Griner being transferred to Russian penal colony

The 32-year-old was arrested in Moscow on Feb. 17 and accused of entering Russia with vape cartridges containing cannabis oil, which is illegal in Russia. She pleaded guilty to carrying the cartridges.

U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, before receiving the verdict in a court hearing in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 4, 2022.

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