Russian Court Extends Pre-trial Arrest of Lawyer Brittney Griner

A court in Russia extended the detention period of detained defendants on Friday. WNBA star Brittney Griner By June 18, his lawyer said in a high-profile case that came at the height of tensions between Russia and the United States. Ms. Griner, one of the most decorated athletes in women’s basketball, has been detained in …

Russian Court Extends Pre-trial Arrest of Lawyer Brittney Griner

A court in Russia on Friday extended WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detention by one month, her lawyer said. Ms. Griner, one of the most decorated athletes in women’s basketball, has been detained in Russia since mid-February on drug charges, which can amount to up to 10 years in prison. The accusation is based on allegations …

Brittney Griner Says It’s ‘OK’ As Russian Court Extends Her Arrest

A Russian court on Thursday extended WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detention by two months and dismissed an appeal by the legal team who hoped to send her to house arrest. Griner, 31, has been detained in Russia since mid-February on drug charges, which could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. According …

Russian Court Extends Brittney Griner’s Detention

A Russian court extended the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner to May 19, adding the most dangerous main tension in US-Russian relations since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Russian news agency Tass reported on Thursday. Mrs. Griner, 31, seven-time WNBA All-Star center He’s being held for the Phoenix Mercury on drug charges, which could …

Brittney Griner’s WNBA Influence Is On As Fans Await News From Russia

Everyone knows that when Brittney Griner is on the ballpark. At 6 feet-9, he is superior to most other players. He rebounds over his opponents’ outstretched arms, and his teammates know the surest way to score: deliver the ball to him. 1 in 2013, the Phoenix Mercury has become one of the most dominant players …

What Do We Know About Brittney Griner’s Arrest in Russia?

As tensions rise between Russia and the United States, Russian officials Brittney Griner, who was taken into custody, A WNBA star on drug charges. Russia’s Federal Customs Service announced on Saturday that Ms. Griner had been detained, but said she was stopped at Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow last month. The arrest of Ms. Griner, 31, …

What Do We Know About Brittney Griner’s Arrest in Russia?

As tensions rise between Russia and the United States, Russian officials Brittney Griner, who was taken into custody, A WNBA star on drug charges. Russia’s Federal Customs Service announced on Saturday that Ms. Griner had been detained, but said she was stopped at Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow last month. The arrest of Ms. Griner, 31, …

Why Brittney Griner and Other WNBA Stars Play Abroad

Brittney Griner, a hub for Phoenix Mercury, detained in Russia in connection with a drug investigation. He was playing there for professional basketball team UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA off-season. The news of his detention on Saturday raised questions about logistics as well as security and politics – namely: Why was one of the WNBA’s …