arrested at an airport in the nation, where she was planning to play for a Russian team during the WNBA off-season, on charges that she possessed vape cartridges containing hashish oil, considered an illegal substance in Russia.
Her trial began last week. The U.S. government has said she is “wrongfully detained.”She sent a letter to Biden, which arrived Monday, saying, “I realize you are dealing with so much, but please don’t forget about me and the other American Detainees.
Please do all you can to bring us home. I voted for the first time in 2020 and I voted for you. I believe in you. I still have so much good to do with my freedom that you can help restore.”Biden called Cherelle Griner “to reassure her that he is working to secure Brittney’s release as soon as possible, as well as the release of Paul Whelan and other U.S.