Griner, 31, is a player for the Phoenix Mercury, a professional team. He was arrested at the Moscow airport on February 17. Cannabis oil was reportedly found in his bag. Griner faces five to ten years in prison.
In a letter to President Joe Biden He writes according to CNN: “I sit here alone in my Russian room. Without the protection of my wife, family, friends, or Olympic uniform, I’m afraid I’ll be here forever.”
Griner’s letter was delivered to the White House yesterday, Independence Day. Three passages are made public and the rest are kept private. In the letter, she asks Biden not to forget her.
“I realize you have a lot of work to do. But don’t forget about me and other Americans detained overseas. Do what you can to get us home.
A week before the invasion of Ukraine.
Griner was arrested a week before Russia invaded Ukraine. The US says he is being unjustly detained and used as a “pawn” in political tensions between Russia and the US.
In response to the letter, the White House reiterated that Russia had wrongfully imprisoned him. “The US government is working tirelessly to secure the release of all Americans wrongfully imprisoned in foreign countries. We are in constant contact with Britney’s family and are doing everything we can to support them.
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