Brittney Griner is fighting back after she was sentenced to 9 years behind bars in Russian prison.
Griner’s attorney confirmed the filing to CNN on Monday.
It’s not immediately known what the grounds of the appeal are.
The move, though, was expected — after Griner was convicted and sentenced on August 4th.
The WNBA superstar admitted to having hashish oil in her luggage at a Moscow airport, but she told a courtroom she packed it inadvertently and had no intentions at all of breaking the law.
Regardless of the appeal process, the U.S., which has called Griner wrongfully detained, is continuing attempts to strike a prisoner swap deal with Russia in order to bring the 31-year-old home.