WNBA star Brittney Griner in ‘good condition’, US Embassy says

A US official has found Brittney Griner to be in “good condition” after the US Embassy in Moscow granted consular access to the WNBA star, who is currently being held in a Russian prison for drug trafficking.

“What I can say is that our manager has found Brittney Griner to be in good shape, and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure that she is treated fairly throughout this ordeal,” the doorman said. – US State Department spokesman Ned Price in a statement. interview with CNN.

In February, Griner, who plays for both the Phoenix Mercury and UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia, was arrested for allegedly carrying hash oil in her luggage. Hash oil is a cannabis product and an illegal substance in Russia.

Russian news agency TASS said Griner would be detained until May 19, pending further investigation.

“The court granted the request for an investigation and extended the detention period of US citizen Griner until May 19,” the Khimki court told TASS, CNN reported.

Last week, the WNBA released a statement regarding Griner’s incarceration.

“Working closely with U.S. government agencies, elected officials, individuals and organizations with expertise in these matters, as well as representatives and Brittney Griner’s family, we continue to work diligently to bring her home safely. in the United States,” the WNBA said.

It’s a “complex situation that is extremely difficult for Brittney and her family,” the statement added, and the WNBA’s top priority “remains her safe return.”


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