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Kamala Harris deemed a ‘hypocrite’ for Britney Griner’s comments

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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.

US Vice President Kamala Harris is accused of hypocrisy after accusing Russia of being a WNBA player Britney Griner prison sentence. A Phoenix Mercury player has been sentenced to nine years in prison after admitting to accidentally packing e-cigarette cartridges allegedly used for pain management. ($16,600) fine.

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.

Social media Users immediately jumped to VP because of her hypocrisy regarding Griner’s ruling. While serving as both San Francisco’s district attorney and California’s attorney general, Harris said she oversaw more than 1,900 marijuana convictions, and prosecutors under her supervision had higher rates than their predecessors. Convicted people on substance-related charges.
American basketball player Britney Griner at the Khimki court in the Moscow region - Sputnik International, 1920, 04.08.2022

Russian court sentences US basketball player Britney Griner to nine years in prison
At least 1,560 people were sent to state prisons on marijuana-related charges between 2011 and 2016, when Harris was California Attorney General, according to the Washington Free. beaconHarris has been outspoken about her belief that marijuana should not be legalized, and voted against a ballot measure to legalize it in 2010.

“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.

Greeners Lawyers are moving to appeal the verdict and judgment, but the media suspect a prisoner-trading between the United States and Russia.



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