Brittney Griner's lawyers ask Russian court to acquit her

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(Reuters) - The defence team of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner asked a Russian court to acquit her of drug charges on Thursday that could see her sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

A Russian prosecutor requested earlier on Thursday that Griner be sentenced to 9.5 years in jail after vape cartridges containing hashish oil were found in her luggage at a Moscow airport in February.

(Reporting by Reuters, Editing by William Maclean)

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