Griner’s lawyer hopes she might be exchanged in U.S.-Russia prisoner swap By Reuters


© Reuters. U.S. basketball participant Brittney Griner seems on screens through video hyperlink from the detention centre earlier than a courtroom listening to to think about an attraction in opposition to her jail sentence, in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Area, Russia October 25, 2022. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenin

KRASNOGORSK, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner’s Russian lawyer mentioned on Tuesday that she and her crew hoped she could possibly be launched in a prisoner change with the US.

Talking to reporters after an attraction courtroom close to Moscow upheld Griner’s nine-year jail sentence for possessing and smuggling vape cartridges containing hashish oil, lawyer Alexander Boykov mentioned: “We hope that an change is feasible.”

He mentioned the authorized crew would converse with Griner within the subsequent few days, and that it will be for the American to determine whether or not she needed them to pursue an extra attraction.

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