Honored Advocate of Russia Ludmila Aivar in an interview with Pravda.Ru commented on the case of the American basketball player Brittney Griner, which can go to jail for 9.5 years. The lawyer admitted that the court is able to justify the athlete.
“If the court passes a guilty verdict on her and imposes a sentence of imprisonment, then the girl will go to one of the Russian colonies. Foreign citizens, along with citizens of our country, are serving their sentences in local prisons,” the specialist recalled.
At the same time, she noted that Moscow could exchange Greiner for any Russian who is in an American colony. This is permissible within the framework of the conventions signed by the countries, the expert added.
“It’s good that there is a negotiation process on this topic. In any case, countries are trying to agree on the exchange of prisoners. But for this to happen, the guilty verdict against the basketball player must come into force. It’s too early to talk about the exchange of the athlete. Suddenly, the court will acquit her” – concluded the interlocutor of the publication.
Earlier media reported that the prosecutor requested for american greiner 9.5 years in prison. According to law enforcement officials, the court is likely to deliver a verdict on Thursday, August 4th.
“By partial addition, I finally ask you to appoint nine years and six months in prison with serving a sentence in a general regime colony with a fine of one million rubles,” the prosecution spokesman said.