MOSCOW (AP) — The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner mentioned Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been prolonged by one month.
Griner’s lawyer Alexander Boikov advised The Related Press he believed the comparatively brief extension of the detention indicated the case would come to trial quickly.
Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was detained on the Moscow airport after vape cartridges containing oil derived from hashish had been allegedly present in her baggage, which might carry a most penalty of 10 years in jail.
The Biden administration says Griner, 31, is being wrongfully detained. The WNBA and U.S. officers have labored towards her launch, with out seen progress.