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US basketball star Brittney Griner begins serving sentence in Russian penal colony

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US basketball star Brittney Griner begins serving sentence in Russian penal colony

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The two-time Olympic gold medallist was detained in February when Moscow customs agents said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

US basketball star Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia in August.

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Author / Journalist: Associated Press

Category: Sports

Topics: Escorted Courtroom Khimki August Moscow Russia Brittney Basketball Star Hearing Griner

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Readership Location: Hong Kong

Published Date: 2022-11-18, 05:21:22

News Timezone: GMT +8:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 42 words

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News ID: 5322536

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