WNBA star Brittany Griner is said to be in “good condition” after being detained in Russia on drug charges.
The American, an Olympic gold medalist Brittany Griner who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, was reportedly detained at a Moscow airport in February after cannabis oil was found in her luggage.
If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in Russian prison.
A US embassy official in Moscow was allowed to meet the 31-year-old for the first time on Tuesday.
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US State Department spokesman Ned Price told CNN: “While we were able to investigate his situation, we will continue to work closely with his legal team, along with his broad network, to ensure that he is properly treated.” be dealt with.”
“Our officer found Brittany Griner in good standing and we will continue to do everything we can to see that she is treated fairly throughout this trial.”
Russian news agency TASS has reported that a Moscow court ruled last week that Griner could be held until at least May 19.
Center Griner has played in Russia during the WNBA off-season since 2015.