LONDON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession in a remote Russian penal colony that rights advocates say is notorious for its harsh conditions. difficult and its violent criminals. It is in an area once synonymous with the Soviet Gulag.
Griner was sentenced on August 4 after customs officers said they found vaping cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The all-star center with WNBA Phoenix Mercury and two-time Olympic gold medalist said she was prescribed cannabis for the pain and had no criminal intent.
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