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Brittney Griner Set to Appear in Russian Court for Preliminary Hearing Ahead of Trial

Brittney Griner Set to Appear in Russian Court for Preliminary Hearing Ahead of Trial

WNBA player Britney Griner is scheduled to appear in a Russian courtroom on Monday for a preliminary hearing in her ongoing efforts to return to the United States, ha detto il suo avvocato Alexander Boykov ABC News.

The hearing, CNN segnalato, was set to begin at 2 p.m. local time at the Khimki city court just outside Moscow. Secondo il Associated Press, the goal of the hearing is to addressprocedural issues.

Griner, 31, will appear behind closed doors, La CNN ha riferito.

A court date has not been announced yet though is expected soon, la presa ha detto. All'inizio di questo mese, Russian state media agency TASS reported that a court has ruled to keep Griner in custodia almeno fino a luglio 2.

Griner’s hearing comes more than four months after she was detained. A febbraio, the Phoenix Mercury player was arrested at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow after officials Il rapper Vic Mensa è stato arrestato dopo che la droga sarebbe stata scoperta nel bagaglio cartucce di vaporizzazione contenenti olio di hashish, una sostanza illegale in Russia, nel suo bagaglio.

Gli Stati Uniti. State Department later officially classified Griner as wrongfully detained dalla Federazione Russa. “La nostra posizione per qualche tempo su questo è stata molto chiara. Brittney Griner non dovrebbe essere trattenuta. Non dovrebbe essere detenuta per un solo giorno in più,” Prezzo Ned, Portavoce del Dipartimento di Stato, detto in un giugno 14 conferenza stampa.

Britney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury poses for a portrait during the WNBA Media Day on May 6, 2021, at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Britney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury poses for a portrait during the WNBA Media Day on May 6, 2021, at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
Britney Griner
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Di sabato, the Phoenix Mercury released a statement via Twitter to announce the House of Representatives had passed Congressman Greg Stanton’s bipartisan resolution to push for her release.

Stanton and many others are continuing to work with the White House, State Department and Brittney’s family to secure her safe return,” the team tweeted.

In una dichiarazione, Griner’s wife, Cherelle Grinner, ha espresso la sua gratitudine “for this overwhelming show of support from Congress.

We need to be doing all we can to keep Brittney’s case on the forefront and finally put an end to this nightmare,” lei ha aggiunto.

Secondo il Associated Press, Griner’s case is now being handled by the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, which focuses on hostage release and freeing Americans it determines have been wrongfully detained.

This resolution sends a clear message: securing Brittney’s release must be the highest priority of the U.S. Government, and we know the American people support every effort made to bring her home,” Terri Carmichael Jackson, executive director of the WNBA added in a statement on Saturday.

Se condannato, Griner affronta 10 anni di prigione.