Russian prosecutors seek 9 1/2-year sentence for basketball star Brittney Griner

World 4-8-2022 CBC World 33
Russia Griner

An emotional Brittney Griner apologized for her actions as her drug possession trial drew to a close Thursday in Russia, and a prosecutor urged that the American basketball star be convicted and sentenced to 9-½ years in prison in a case that reached the highest levels of U.S.-Russia diplomacy.

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