WNBA’s Brittney Griner appears in Moscow court for detention hearing

The WNBA star’s lawyer, Brittney Griner, says his pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended for a month.

Griner’s attorney, Alexander Boikov, told The Associated Press he believed the relatively short extension of detention indicated the case would soon come to trial.

Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was arrested at Moscow airport after vape cartridges containing cannabis-derived oil were allegedly found in her luggage, which could carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. prison.

The Biden administration says Griner, 31, is being wrongfully detained. The WNBA and US officials worked on his release, with no visible progress.

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