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A court docket in Russia on Friday prolonged the pretrial detention of the W.N.B.A. superstar Brittney Griner via one month, her attorney stated.

Ms. Griner, one of the embellished athletes in girls’s basketball, has been held in custody in Russia since mid-February on drug fees that may raise as much as 10 years in jail. The fee is in response to allegations that she had vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her baggage.

“She is OK, there aren’t any lawsuits,” stated Aleksandr Boikov, Ms. Griner’s attorney. He additionally stated the court docket had denied his enchantment to have Ms. Griner transferred to deal with arrest.

Whilst Ms. Griner used to be arrested one week earlier than Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Russian government didn’t expose her detention till days after the warfare started, elevating fears that she might be used as a bargaining chip within the general disaster.



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