The WNBA star Brittney Griner is sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court

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U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, stands inside a defendants' cage before a court hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia August 4, 2022.

It was handed down almost six months after Griner’s arrest.