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Russian court sentences Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison

Clip: 08/04/2022 | 6m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

U.S. women's basketball star Brittney Griner now faces 9 years in a Russian prison. She was convicted Thursday in a Russian court on drug charges for having cannabis oil in her luggage last February as she arrived in Moscow. The Biden administration had sharply criticized her arrest and condemned the verdict. Journalist Julia Ioffe, a founding partner at Puck News, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Aired: 08/04/22

Rating: NR

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