U.S. State Department determines Russia has wrongfully detained basketball player Griner

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Griner was detained at an airport in February after Russian authorities said a search of her bag revealed vape cartridges containing traces of cannabis oil. U.S. officials had stopped short of classifying the Phoenix Mercury player as wrongfully detained. Now, they have shifted supervision of her case to a State Department office focused on negotiating for the release of hostages.
7 months ago·Washington, United States

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WNBA player Griner 'wrongfully detained' in Russia

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U.S. State Department determines Russia has wrongfully detained basketball player Griner

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department has determined that Russia has wrongfully detained American basketball player Brittney Griner, a department spokesperson said in a statement. Russia said it had detained seven-time WNBA All-Star player Griner in February for possession of vape cartridges containing hash oil. (Reporting by Simon Lewis)

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Report: US reclassifies WNBA star Brittney Griner to be 'wrongfully detained' by Russia

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