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Brittney Griner American basketball player jailed for 9 years in Russia, Biden said – action is not acceptable

It is believed that a proposal to exchange prisoners between the US and Russia could be considered for Griner's release after his prison sentence. Under this, a famous Russian smuggler of weapons serving a sentence in America can be released in exchange for 31-year-old Griner.

Basketball Star Brittney Griner: A Russian court has sentenced American basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison. This action has been taken against them after being found guilty of deliberately bringing cannabis into Russia by filling them with vape cartridges. US President Joe Biden has called this action unacceptable. He said that we will continue to try for Griner’s release.

Case came into limelight after Ukraine war

Brittney Griner was arrested in mid-February, and meanwhile, her case came into limelight as relations between Russia and the United Statesdeteriorated after the Ukraine attack on February 24.

After this verdict against Griner, it is believed that an offer for his release could be considered in which the exchange of prisoners between the US and Russia could be done. Under this, a proposal was being made to release a famous Russian smuggler of weapons serving a sentence in America in exchange for 31-year-old Griner.

Grine admits – a mistake made by mistake

Griner admitted during the trial that she had accidentally brought vape cartilage containing cannabis or hashish oil in her bag. Before her sentencing, Brittany made an emotional appeal to the judge not to “end her life” by serving a sentence of rigorous imprisonment. The court also fined him one million rubles, or $16,990.

Biden ones – action is unacceptable

Biden, who is facing pressure to release Americans in Russia, has urged Russia to release Griner immediately and said his government will continue to make efforts to release the basketball player.

Biden said in a statement,”Today, American Citizen Brittney Griner was sentenced to prison.” This has once again made it clear to the world that Russia has wrongly captured Brittany.”It is completely unacceptable,” he said.

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