Trevor Noah On Brittney Griner's 9-Year Sentence: 'Another Sh*tty Thing Russia Is Doing' (Video)

Earlier this week, Olympian and NBA champion Brittney was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony after being found guilty on drug charges – for carrying cannabis oil in her suitcase while traveling to the country.

While Griner's lawyers said that they plan to appeal the sentence, viewed by many as draconian, declared, "I had no intent on breaking any Russian laws. I had no intent. I did not conspire or plan to commit this crime."

After the news broke, President Biden called the sentence "unacceptable."

"Today, American citizen Brittney received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney. It's unacceptable, and …

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