WNBA STAR BRITTNEY GRINER BEGINS NINE-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE AT A RUSSIAN PENAL COLONY

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WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year prison sentence at a Russian penal colony.

Griner was moved to a Russian forced labor camp in Mordovia — about 210 miles east of Moscow — after a Russian court rejected an appeal of her lengthy sentence last month, which US officials slammed as unjust and politically motivated.

Griner’s lawyers said they visited the two-time Olympic gold medalist earlier this week.

32 year old Griner, was arrested at a Moscow airport in February when vape cartridges containing cannabis oil, which is banned in Russia, were found in her luggage.