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Aug 5, 2022; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; A sign supporting Brittney Griner (not pictured), who has recently been sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia, is displayed during the first half of the game between the Washington Spirit and Racing Louisville FC at Lynn Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: EM Dash-USA TODAY Sports

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been transferred to a penal colony to serve the remainder of her nine-year sentence following her conviction for bringing drugs into Russia.

Her lawyers confirmed Thursday that the Phoenix Mercury center is at a penal colony in Yavas in the Republic of Mordovia, about 310 miles southeast of Moscow.

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