Brittney Griner’s 9.5-Year Sentence Is Harsh Even By Russian Standards

Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9.5 years in a Russian penal colony on Thursday. The WNBA player was detained on February 17 after officials reportedly found hashish oil cartridges and vape pens in her luggage while traveling through a Moscow airport. Griner’s lawyers announced that they would appeal her sentence. “This [verdict] contradicts the existing […]