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Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner

The trial against American basketball star Brittney Griner began in a Moscow courtroom on Friday. The 31-year-old star WNBA player is facing up to 10 years in prison on drug smuggling charges. Griner arrived at the Khimki City Court, in the Moscow suburbs, in handcuffs and a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt, accompanied by her legal team. …

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WNBA star Brittney Griner stands trial in Russia on drug charge

WNBA star Brittney Griner stands trial in Russia on drug charge

Griner, whose arrest came less than a week before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, plays for a Russian basketball team during the WNBA’s offseason. The Department of State said in May that Griner is being “wrongfully detained by the Russian government,” an official classification that means the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, working in coordination with …

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Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington. The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist was …

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Brittney Griner’s trial in Russia is set to start. Here’s what to expect.

Brittney Griner’s trial in Russia is set to start. Here’s what to expect.

Placeholder while article actions load On the 135th day of Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia on drug charges, the WNBA star’s trial is expected to begin Friday in a courtroom outside of Moscow. However, rather than the promise of a fair trial and a chance at acquittal, U.S. officials and experts on Russia’s legal system …

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Brittney Griner’s Trial in Russia Is Starting, and Likely to End in a Conviction

Brittney Griner’s Trial in Russia Is Starting, and Likely to End in a Conviction

More than four months after she was first detained, the W.N.B.A. star Brittney Griner is expected to appear in a Russian courtroom on Friday for the start of a trial on drug charges that legal experts said was all but certain to end in a conviction despite the clamor in the United States for her …

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Brittney Griner reportedly will stand trial starting July 1 in Russia

Brittney Griner reportedly will stand trial starting July 1 in Russia

Placeholder while article actions load Brittney Griner will go on trial starting July 1 in Russia, where she has been detained for more than four months on a drug charge. Her lawyer, Alexander Boikov, confirmed the start date for CNN after the handcuffed WNBA star made a brief appearance Monday for a preliminary hearing behind …

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Brittney Griner’s Supporters Call on Biden to Strike a Deal to Free Her

Brittney Griner’s Supporters Call on Biden to Strike a Deal to Free Her

Dozens of organizations representing people of color, women and L.G.B.T.Q. voters called on President Biden on Wednesday to strike a deal for the release of Brittney Griner, the W.N.B.A. star who has been detained in Russia since February. In a letter sent to Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the groups said Ms. Griner …

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