MOSCOW—U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was transferred to a penal colony in Russia to serve the remainder of a nine-year drugs conviction, dashing supporters’ hopes that she might be freed in a prisoner swap before having to do hard time.
Ms. Griner’s legal team said Wednesday that she was moved on Nov. 4 from a detention center outside the Russian capital where she had been held since her February arrest and is on her way to a penal colony.
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