Criminal Law

Brittney Griner’s Appeal to 9-Year Prison Sentence Denied by Russian Court

A Russian court has denied the appeal of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is facing nine years in a Russian prison on drug charges.

Griner appeared virtually at her appeal hearing on Tuesday and urged the court to reassess her sentence, saying that people found guilty of lesser crimes were given shorter sentences.

“I beg that the court takes in all of the stakes that was overlooked in the first court and reassess my sentence here,” Griner said, apologizing for her “mistake” and saying that it has been “traumatic” to be away from her family.

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