President Biden called Russia’s detention of the WNBA star ‘unacceptable.’
August 8, 2022
Prosecutors asked the court to sentence her to 9 ½ years.
August 4, 2022
Brittney Griner’s trial on charges of bringing vape cartridges into Russia continued on Tuesday with the defense team challenging the evidence against the WNBA champion and Olympic gold medal winner.
August 2, 2022
The Biden administration revealed on Wednesday that it has offered to release a Russian arms dealer being held in a U.S. prison in exchange for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, two Americans imprisoned in Russia.
July 28, 2022
Brittney Griner said the poor translation left her in the dark during hours of questioning, and was instructed to sign documents without explanation.
July 27, 2022
Brittney Griner, the WNBA star, has been held in a Russian prison since February on drug charges, and faces a 10-year sentence.
July 22, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner’s attorneys submitted evidence that she has a recommendation to use medical marijuana as her trial in Russia on cannabis possession charges continues.
July 15, 2022
WNBA star center Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to cannabis possession charges in a Russian court on Thursday, subjecting herself to a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
July 8, 2022
President Biden spoke with the wife of basketball icon Brittney Griner, only two days after the WNBA star sent a letter to the president seeking his help securing her release from a Russian prison.
July 6, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner has been in Russian custody since February.
July 1, 2022