WNBA player Brittney Griner’s Russian attorney said that her client was “devastated” by the nine-year prison sentence handed to her by a Russian judge, via Conservative Brief:
“She’s devastated. She is very upset and she’s honestly quite shocked, so she needs to digest what happened today,” her attorney Maria Blagovolina, a partner at Rybalkin Gortsunyan Dyakin and Partners, said to People.
“So nine years, it’s pretty unusual and it contradicts the existing court practice in Russia. That’s why we are really disappointed and very much surprised by this decision of the court,” Griner’s attorney said.