Prosecutors asked the court to sentence her to 9 ½ years.
August 4, 2022
Russia will lock up a U.S. citizen for 14 years in prison for half an ounce of pot.
July 29, 2022
Brittney Griner said the poor translation left her in the dark during hours of questioning, and was instructed to sign documents without explanation.
July 27, 2022
Brittney Griner, the WNBA star, has been held in a Russian prison since February on drug charges, and faces a 10-year sentence.
July 22, 2022
WNBA star center Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to cannabis possession charges in a Russian court on Thursday, subjecting herself to a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
July 8, 2022
President Biden spoke with the wife of basketball icon Brittney Griner, only two days after the WNBA star sent a letter to the president seeking his help securing her release from a Russian prison.
July 6, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner has been in Russian custody since February.
July 1, 2022
WNBA star and two-time Olympic champion Brittney Griner’s trial on cannabis possession charges will begin in Russia on Friday.
June 28, 2022
Another foreign traveler in possession of cannabis, U.S. Embassy diplomat Marc Fogel, has been sentenced to prison time in Russia.
June 20, 2022