Russian court decided that wnba star britney griner sentenced to nine years in prison 

on Thursday a russian court found wnba star Britney. Griner guilty of drug charges and they decided her to go prison for 9 year

In february at russian airport on accusations she was smuggling vape cadridges with cannabis oil it was happened in russia during wnba offseason

Russian prosecutors asked the court to sentence her to to 9½ years in prison under the russian law

Under russian law the charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in the prison

The sentence comes as the Biden administration scrambles to secure her release.

Thursday in a case that has raised concerns she is being used as a political pawn in Russia's war against Ukraine

American women's basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years of jail time