Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2022-05-13 08:10:13 –
WNBA star Brittney Griner has appeared in a Moscow court for a hearing on whether her detention will be extended.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Greener was detained at Moscow Airport after an arc cartridge containing cannabis-derived oil was found in his luggage. This can result in imprisonment of up to 10 years.
The Biden administration states that 31-year-old Greener has been illegally detained. WNBA and US officials have been working towards her release without any visible progress.
The 31-year-old has been one of the most prolific stars in the league since her professional debut in 2013. She is a seven-time All-Star and has consistently been one of the WNBA’s top scorers.
Despite stardom at the WNBA, unlike her counterpart at the NBA, she also plays professionally abroad.
Earlier this week, the US State Department said it would not discuss efforts to release Grinner from Russian detention.