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러시아 농구팀, 재판 중 브리트니 그리너 지지 증언: '우리 팀의 심장’

러시아 농구팀, 재판 중 브리트니 그리너 지지 증언: 'The Heart of Our Team'

브리트니 그리너‘s most recent appearance in a Russian court again ended without a verdict.

The detained WNBA star, 31, appeared for a third hearing Thursday outside Moscow, after she pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into Russia a week earlier.

At the hearing, members of of the professional Russian basketball team Griner plays for, UMMC Yekaterinburg, spoke highly of Griner’s contributions, ~에 따르면 뉴욕 타임즈. The director of the team testified to Griner’soutstanding abilities as a player and personal contribution to the strengthening [NS] the team’s spirit,” the basketball star’s lawyer told the 타임스.

In addition to team director Maksim Ryabkov, a team doctor and the team’s captain, Evgeniya Belyakova, also testified Thursday, with Belyakova telling the court that Griner isthe heart of our team,” ~에 따르면 NPR’s Charles Maynes.

Griner did not testify at Thurday’s hearing, 어느 “did not touch at all,” on Griner’s guilty plea aside from questions posed to the defense’s witnesses about any possible past drug use by the two-time Olympic medalist and seven-time WNBA All-Star, ~에 따르면 NPR. The witnesses all testified that any prior drug use by Griner would be “불가능한” due to her playing schedule and drug testing.

A fourth hearing in Griner’s trial has been scheduled for Friday, ~에 따르면 CNN. 목요일에, a Kremlin spokesperson declined to discuss the possibility of a prisoner exchange with the U.S. government that could send Griner home. A spokeswoman with the Russian Foreign Ministry also said that any negotiations concerning Griner could only prove productive after a verdict in her case has been reached, 에 따르면 타임스.

Phoenix Mercury Brittney Griner (씨) is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki City Court, 모스크바 외곽, 러시아, 14 칠월 2022.

Phoenix Mercury Brittney Griner (씨) is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki City Court, 모스크바 외곽, 러시아, 14 칠월 2022.
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지난주, Griner pleaded guilty to bringing cannabis products into Russia — where it is considered illegal — but said that she was packing quickly and did not mean to break the law, 그녀가 그랬다고 “실수로.”

당시, Griner’s legal team, Maria Blagovolina from Rybalkin Gortsunyan Dyakin and Alexander Boykov from Moscow Legal Center, shared a statement with PEOPLE that said her guilty pleawas her decision informed by discussion with her legal defense team in Russia.

Brittney sets an example of being brave. She decided to take full responsibility for her actions as she knows that she is a role model for many people,” 성명서는 계속되었다.

Her lawyers said that because ofthe nature of her case, the insignificant amount of the substance and BG’s personality and history of positive contributions to global and Russian sport,” they hoped that her plea will help the athlete avoid asevere sentence.

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그리너는 다음을 향한다. 10 감옥에서 몇 년. 그녀의 유죄 주장에도 불구하고, Griner’s trial is expected to continue until sentencing at the beginning of next month, her legal team told PEOPLE.

Griner was arrested February 17 모스크바 인근 셰레메티예보 국제공항에서 그녀가 공항을 여행하는 동안 해시 오일이 들어 있는 전자담배 카트리지를 소지했다는 혐의로. She was put into a Russian detention center where she has been held for more than four and a half months.

관련 영상: 브리트니 그리너, 러시아 마약 혐의 유죄 인정: '나는 법을 어기고 싶지 않았다’

The Phoenix Mercury player first appeared in court for the start of her trial on July 1, when the Russian court accused her of moving asignificant amountof cannabis oil through the country.

5월, 미국. State Department classified Griner’s arrest as wrongful detainment.

The Department of State has determined that the Russian Federation has wrongfully detained U.S. citizen Brittney Griner,” a State Department spokesperson said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “미국. Government will continue to provide appropriate support to Ms. Griner and her family.

그리너, who plays for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, was put front-and-center last weekend during the league’s All-Star Weekend events. The WNBA named Griner an honorary All-Star and displayed her name and number, 42, on the court at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. All of the athletes who played in Sunday’s All-Star game wore Griner’s jersey for the second half of the exhibition.