Brittney Griner’s enchantment rejected by Moscow Regional Court docket choose | US-TODAY.NET

A Russian choose has rejected Brittney Griner’s enchantment, upholding her drug possession conviction.

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A Russian court docket on Tuesday rejected an enchantment by U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner of her nine-year jail sentence for drug possession, a step that might transfer her nearer to a attainable high-stakes prisoner swap between Moscow and Washington.

Griner, an eight-time all-star middle with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted Aug. 4 after police stated they discovered vape canisters containing hashish oil in her baggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Griner, 32, was not on the Moscow Regional Court docket listening to however appeared through video hyperlink.

At her trial, Griner admitted to having the canisters in her baggage however testified she packed them inadvertently in her haste to make her flight and had no legal intent. Her protection workforce introduced written statements saying she had been prescribed hashish to deal with continual ache. The nine-year sentence was near the utmost of 10 years, and Griner’s attorneys argued after the conviction that the punishment was extreme. They stated in related circumstances defendants have acquired a median sentence of about 5 years, with a few third of them granted parole.

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12 thoughts on “Brittney Griner’s enchantment rejected by Moscow Regional Court docket choose | US-TODAY.NET

  1. It is sad our current administration has fumbled this process by continuing to defy Russian suggestions to not negotiate through the press. And worse, after she plead guilty to the charges, our govt still declares her as "wrongfully detained". That is NOT how you negotiate. It seems so illogical that one must conclude that they are more concerned about signaling their virtues then finding a path for her to come home. In the meantime we need to use this as a teaching moment for other athletes that if you do the crime be prepared to do the time.

  2. Don't a lot of people usually say, "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime." Or something along those lines? Lemme guess a lot of them turned hypocrite now. In any case, if you're stupid enough to do something that's a crime that obvious you deserve what you get. Granted the punishment is a lot greater than normal, however that's to be expected from such a country when looking through the lense of our current state of relations with them.

  3. All this could have been avoided if she would have used a little common sense. You know it’s different over there why even try to challenge it? even if you in the public eye. Hopefully it work out for her tho.

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