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It became known about the future of the American basketball player detained in Russia


Чер 15, 2022

American basketball player Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, extended her arrest. TASS became aware of the future of the athlete.

It is noted that the Khimki City Court of the Moscow Region granted the petition of the investigation. Griner’s preventive measure in the form of detention was extended until July 2.

On May 3, the US State Department considered the arrest of the basketball player unlawful. An inter-ministerial team led by Presidential Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens was set up to secure her release.

Greiner was arrested on March 5, the American was detained at the capital’s Sheremetyevo airport. She was charged with drug smuggling. The American has been performing in Russia since 2015, defending the colors of the UMMC from Yekaterinburg. Greiner has won two Olympic gold medals with Team USA.