American women's basketball star Brittney Griner was condemned for deliberately 

importing medication into Russia and sentenced to 9 years of jail time.  

In an exceedingly case that has raised issues 

she is getting used as a political pawn in Russia's war against land.

Judge Pakistani monetary unit Sotnikova of the Khimki town court delivered the sentence and penalised Griner one million rubles, or regarding $16,400 

She aforesaid the court took under consideration Griner's partial admission of guilt,  

regret for the deed, state of health, and charitable activities.  

Prosecutors had asked that she be sentenced to nine.5 years in jail.