Griner, 31, will appear behind closed doors, 在她参加医药展的日子之后.
Griner’s hearing comes more than four months after she was detained. 二月里, the Phoenix Mercury player was arrested at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow after officials 据称发现 vape cartridges containing hash oil, an illegal substance in Russia, in her luggage.
美国. State Department later officially classified Griner as wrongfully detained 俄罗斯联邦. “一段时间以来，我们的立场非常明确. Brittney Griner 不应被拘留. 她不应该再被拘留一天,” 内德价格, 国务院发言人, 在六月说 14 新闻发布会.
“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.
在一份声明中, Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, expressed her gratitude “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,” 她补充说.
根据 美联社, 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.
如果被定罪, Griner 面朝上 10 入狱年.