LIVE: Brittney Griner trial in Russia – Russian prosecutors demand NINE-AND-A-HALF year sentence

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Russian prosecutors have asked for Brittney Griner to be jailed for nine-and-a-half years for bringing cannabis into the country. They made the request during closing arguments at her trial in Moscow today. A verdict is expected later today. It is unclear when she will be sentenced. The White House is still trying to negotiate a prisoner swap to bring Griner back home. She was arrested at Moscow airport in March for bringing a marijuana pen into the country. Griner had traveled to Russia to play in its women’s basketball league during the WNBA off-season.

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