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Russian court extends detention for WNBA star Brittney Griner

Summary by Ground News
U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner has been held in Russia since February on accusations of drug smuggling. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February, when Russian authorities claimed she had cannabis oil in her luggage. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and star of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury plays in Russia during that league's offseason.
6 months ago·Washington, United States

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Russia extends US basketball star's detention again

The US state department says Brittney Griner should not be held "for a single day longer".

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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U.S. State Dept became aware of extension of Griner's detention through media

The U.S. State Department became aware, through media reports, of Russia's extension of the pre-trial detention of American basketball player Brittney Griner, department spokesperson Ned Price said on Tuesday, while repeating calls for her release.

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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WNBA star Brittney Griner's Russia detention extended for third time | CBC Sports

WNBA star Brittney Griner will remain in Russian custody through at least July 2, Russian state-run news agency Tass reported Tuesday.

6 months ago·Canada
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WNBA star Griner's Russia detention extended for third time

WNBA star Brittney Griner will remain in Russian custody through at least July 2, Russian state-run news agency Tass reported Tuesday.

6 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Russian court extends Brittney Griner’s detention for third time

WNBA star faces up to 10 year prison sentence if convicted of alleged drug smuggling

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Brittney Griner's Detention In Russia Extended Through At Least July 2, Russian State News Reports

Griner, 31, has been officially classified as "wrongfully detained," a US State Department official told CNN in May.

6 months ago·United States
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