American basketball player Brittney Griner, sentenced to nine years in a penal colony, was sent from a pre-trial detention center to a place of serving her sentence. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the lawyers of the athlete Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boikov.
“Our client Brittney Griner was sent on November 4 from the pre-trial detention center, in which she had been from the moment of detention, to a general regime colony to serve punishment. At the moment, we have no information about her current whereabouts or where she is going,” the lawyers said. class=”mz-publish-context-cite__image” alt=”1″ />“In short, you are guilty.” The court sentenced basketball player Britney Griner to 9 years in prison – a report from Khimki
Blagovolina and Boikov added that they and the US Embassy would have to receive a notification when the basketball player was taken to the colony.
The two-time Olympic champion was detained on February 17 at Sheremetyevo Airport. She planned to continue playing the season for the Ural basketball club UMMC. Then the athletes found vape cartridges with hash oil in their hand luggage. She was accused of possession and smuggling of drugs (part 1 of article 228, paragraph “c” of part 2 of article 229.1 of the Criminal Code).
In August, Greiner was assigned nine years in a penal colony. CNN, citing sources, wrote in July that the White House was discussing with Russia a possible exchange of basketball player and former Marine Paul Whelan for Russian Viktor Bout, convicted in the United States.