U.S. diplomat says Griner sentence 'a miscarriage of justice'

Court hearing of U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner

KHIMKI, Russia (Reuters) - Chargé d'affaires of the U.S. embassy in Moscow, Elizabeth Rood, said on Thursday that the 9 year prison sentence given to U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner had been "a miscarriage of justice".

Rood was speaking outside the courtroom where Griner was found guilty of drugs possession and smuggling for entering Russia with cannabis-infused vape cartridges.

(Reporting by Reuters)

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