Brittney Griner, a professional basketball player, was found guilty of knowingly bringing narcotics into Russia and given a nine-year prison term.

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Brittney Griner, a professional basketball player, was found guilty of knowingly bringing narcotics into Russia and given a nine-year prison term.

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She should have received a 9.5-year prison term, according to the prosecution.

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stated Griner. "I made a sincere error, and I really hope that your decision won't put an end to my existence here.

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I had no intent on breaking any Russian laws. I had no intent. I did not conspire or plan to commit this crime 

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According to Boykov, this sort of crime often carries a five-year sentence in prison.

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Depending on the outcome of Griner's case, the US and Russia may decide to exchange prisoners after considering an offer for his release.

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Under this, it was suggested that Griner be exchanged for the release of a well-known Russian weapon smuggler who was serving a prison sentence in the United States.

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Griner's family will hopefully be allowed to speak with her next week, according to the defence team.

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Additionally, Britney was given a one million ruble ($16,990) fine by the court.

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Griner said to the press present as he was led out court in handcuffs, "I love my family.

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Brittney Griner, an American citizen, was sentenced to prison, which serves as another more reminder of what everyone already knows: Brittney is being held against her will by Russia.

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