Brittney Griner Files Appeal Against Court Following 9-Year Sentence

The 31-year-old has been in custody in Russia since her February arrest, which saw her charged with smuggling of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their precursors, or analogues, and with illegal acquisition, storage, transportation, manufacture, processing of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, or their analogues. 

Griner, who pled guilty at the second hearing she attended in July, stated that she hadn’t acted intentionally.