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WNBA star jailed for drug offences

Russia is moving detained US basketball star Brittney Griner to a penal colony, her lawyers have said, drawing a sharp rebuke from the White House.

Griner, convicted for possession of a small quantity of cannabis oil, was transferred out of a detention centre last Friday, her legal team said.

She “is now on her way to a penal colony,” lawyers Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov said in a statement.

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Brittney Griner is seen behind bars (Photo by EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA / POOL / AFP)Source: AFP
She appeared at her last court hearing via videolink from prison. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)Source: AFP

They said that Russia generally sends notifications of transforming prisoners by mail, taking up to two weeks.

“We do not have any…

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