Brittney Griner Seen in Handcuffs in Russian Court

6/27/2022 9:06:00 PM

The WNBA star’s trial for allegedly possessing hashish oil begins July 1. If convicted, she could face ten years in prison.

Brittney Griner's trial for allegedly possessing hashish oil begins July 1. If convicted, she could face ten years in prison

The WNBA star’s trial for allegedly possessing hashish oil begins July 1. If convicted, she could face ten years in prison.

Griner arrives to a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow, on June 27.arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.Griner, 31, is facing up to 10 years in prison after allegedly being caught travelling with cannabis vape cartridges.(CNN)WNBA star Brittney Griner will attend a preliminary court hearing in the Moscow region Monday, her lawyer Alexander Boykov told CNN.

Photo: Kirill Kudravtsev/AFP via Getty Images U.S.basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1.basketball star Brittney Griner appeared in court Monday in a Moscow suburb with cuffs on her wrists.Advertisement 3 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.At the pretrial hearing, a judge ordered her to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial for allegedly possessing vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage in February.She could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs.On Monday, Griner’s detention was again extended, this time for an additional six months.m.

The trial is scheduled to start Friday; if convicted on the charge of large-scale transportation of drugs, she could face up to ten years in prison.S.” Griner added that she was still hoping to talk to or meet with President Joe Biden, but “at this point, it’s starting to feel like a no.Griner, a seven-time WNBA All-Star whose salary is a quarter of the NBA rookie minimum, was playing in a Russian league to supplement her income during the off-season.As the Associated Press notes, fewer than one percent of defendants in Russian criminal cases are acquitted.On Monday, the court in the Moscow suburb of Khimki extended Griner's detention for another six months after she appeared for a preliminary hearing held behind closed doors.Although Griner’s family did not want to attract attention to her case toward the beginning of her detention, the State Department announced last month that she had been “wrongfully detained,” opening the possibility of release through negotiations with Russia.State Department reclassified Griner as “ wrongfully detained.Her case is now being overseen by the Office of the Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs.Griner had previously been ordered to remain in pretrial detention until July 2.More than 40 organizations -- including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, National Urban League and the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) -- signed a letter addressed to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Earlier this month, the U.S.S.ambassador had a meeting with Russian counterparts, but did not reveal any details about those discussions.embassy in Russia failed to patch through a call from Griner to her wife on their anniversary because the call came in on a weekend, botching the couple’s first chance to speak in four months.Media in the United States and Russia have speculated over potential prisoner swaps that could bring Griner home after more than four months in Russian jail.- KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images Griner's detention and trial come at an extraordinarily low point in Moscow-Washington relations.But attorney Maria Yarmush — an expert in foreign citizens’ ordeals in Russian courts — told the Kremlin-funded channel RT that any such deal would require Griner to be convicted and sentenced and to apply for a presidential pardon.Article content “Our position for some time on this has been very clear: Brittney Griner should not be detained,” he said..

On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he had “no higher priority than making sure that Americans who are being illegally detained in one way or another around the world come home” without providing details on Griner’s case.S..

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I wonder if she still hates the US now that she has had some time in Russia? So what is this? More anti-Russia propaganda? Seems to me like laws were broken. Don’t do that. US gov. can swap ten Russian mafia bosses, whomever, just get BrittneyGriner out of there. VP SecBlinken

WNBA star Brittney Griner appears in Russian court, criminal trial set for July 1WNBA star Brittney Griner appeared in court for a preliminary hearing ahead of her July 1 trial, more than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession. On Monday, the court extended her detention for another six months. Good She is seriously shackled At this rate she’s a pawn in putins game

Long-awaited anniversary phone call between Brittney Griner and wife goes unansweredBrittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February, attempted to call her wife 11 times on their anniversary, but the U.S. Embassy in Moscow never picked up the call. — via TheGrowthOp cannabiscommunity cannabisculture cannabisnews

Brittney Griner to attend preliminary court hearing behind closed doors, lawyer saysUS basketball player Brittney Griner is expected to attend a preliminary court hearing in the Moscow region after being unlawfully detained in Russia. Hostage of fascism I think she could be sentenced to death. Amen It is blatantly obvious, this administration has no interest in this situation.

Houston basketball star Brittney Griner appears in Russian courtA trial date has been set for July 1 on charges of cannabis possession.

Q&A: Why is Brittney Griner detained in Russia and when might she be released?WNBA star Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17. Her arrest, incarceration and the fight to bring her home has triggered extensive questions The Times asked an array of experts to help answer.

Rep. Stanton's resolution pushing to free Brittney Griner passes HouseA resolution calling on the Russian Federation to release Phoenix Mercury basketball star Brittney Griner passed the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m sure that will move Putin. First, let's push for a negotiated solution to the conflict in the Ukraine, before Biden starts World War3...and if we refuse to produce at home, we need to end these mindless sanctions and start buying affordable Russian energy! 1. She is no more special then any other American incarcerate in Russia 2. Don't violate another countries laws.