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)
US officials: Griner now considered wrongfully detained
The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, two U.S.