Professor and Russian law expert Peter Maggs has spoken recently to several media outlets about the Brittney Griner case. Maggs claims that Griner, who was arrested last month in Russia and accused of attempting to smuggle drugs into the country, could spend up to five years in a Russian labor camp.
"You're talking about five years, not jail time, but a labor camp," he said. "One thing I find a little worrisome is this extension of her preliminary holding from two months to three months, because you have to go to a higher authority to get it lengthened."
"It is illegal to bring all sorts of drugs into the country [Russia], including cannabis oil," Maggs said.
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