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Brittney Griner Writes Plea to Biden, Fears Being Detained Forever

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has been detained in Russia since February. She was taken into custody at an airport near Moscow due to accusations that she had hashish oil, which is illegal in Russia, in vape cartridges in her luggage.

She was in Russia to play for a team there, something many WNBA athletes do during their off-season. Her trial began Friday.“On the 4th of July, our family normally honors the service of those men who fought for our freedom, including my father who is a Vietnam War Veteran,” the letter said. “It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year.”“I miss my wife!

I miss my family! I miss my teammates!” Griner continued. “It kills me to know they are suffering so much right now. I am grateful for whatever you can do at this moment to get me home.”She added, “As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I’m terrified I might be here forever.”Griner’s trial is set to resume Thursday. “Legal experts and U.S.

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