On Thursday, Brittney Griner, a 31-year-old American professional basketball player, was found guilty of smuggling hash oil, an illegal Russian substance, into Russia and sentenced to nine years in prison. is one of the toughest penalties for drug offenses in Russia.
U.S. President Joe Biden, along with several U.S. diplomats and senior government officials, called the verdict “unacceptable” and called on Russia to release Griner, but Harris condemned the conviction on Twitter, saying that Griner said his imprisonment was “unlawful”.
“With today’s ruling, Russia continues the wrongful detention of Britney Griner. She should be released immediately. @POTUS and I, and our entire administration, hold Britney and Paul Whelan to heart. I work every day to reunite with the loved ones I miss,” Harris wrote on Twitter.
“Britney Griner Sentence to Nine Years for Drug Possession in Russia… When Kamala Harris Was Attorney General of California, Most Criminal Sentences Seems to Have Been Gone People for the Same,” Writer Tim Young tweeted in response to Harris’ comments.
“You have imprisoned people for marijuana possession and you are blaming this because the US will not benefit from her imprisonment in Russia,” another Twitter user wrote. I was.
https://sputniknews.com/20220806/kamala-harris-deemed-a-hypocrite-for-brittney-griner-comments-1098291367.html Kamala Harris deemed a ‘hypocrite’ for Britney Griner’s comments