Brittney Griner: Detained WNBA star in ‘good situation’ in Russia, says US embassy in Moscow

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, being held in Russia on a drug cost, was discovered to be in “good situation” when an official from the US embassy in Moscow visited her on Tuesday.

Ned Worth, the US State Division spokesman, instructed CNN on Wednesday that Russia granted the request for consular entry. It was the primary time an American official noticed Griner since her arrest in mid-February.

“We had been capable of verify on her situation, we are going to proceed to work very carefully together with her authorized crew, together with her broader community, to see to it that she is handled pretty,” Worth mentioned.

He continued: “Our official discovered Brittney Griner to be in good situation and we are going to proceed to do every thing we are able to to see to it that she is handled pretty all through this ordeal.”

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Griner’s performances helped the Phoenix Mercury attain final 12 months’s WNBA finals, the place they defeated by the Chicago Sky.

Russian information company TASS reported {that a} Moscow court docket dominated final week that Griner, 31, could possibly be held till not less than Could 19.

A seven-time WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medallist, Griner might face a sentence of as much as 10 years in jail if convicted, per stories.

She was detained at a Moscow airport as she tried to enter the nation. Griner was the No. 1 choose of the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Mercury.

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