TL;DR news on Brittney Griner at June 14, 2023

Cherelle Griner, who has been leading the fight to get her wife released, made an impassioned plea to Biden in a statement to The 19th. The New York Times has reported that the Russian government possibly is interested in releasing Griner in exchange for the release of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. Griner was taken into custody at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow after authorities said they found hashish oil in her belongings. Griner has been able to communicate with her wife Cherelle Griner, her family, and other loved ones in emails that are monitored by Russian officials. other sports Cherelle Griner on Biden: "If they want you to do something, then I want you to do it." The U.S. nationals who are held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad released, including Brittney Griner. Article content Griner, who was arrested Feb. Brittney Griner Makes Direct Plea to White House After Being Detained in Russia President Biden is sent a handwritten letter from Phoenix Mercury star, on trial on drug charges U.S. They note that it was for personal use but that Griner had tried to bring prohibited substances across the border into Russia. government has said it is trying to help Brittney Griner, but I know her wife has complained that the government is not doing enough for her case. clearly thinks that's played a role in the charges against Griner. You know, that includes National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, who was asked about Griner by my colleague Tamara Keith at the NATO summit in Madrid earlier this week. You know, the Kremlin rejects the idea that Griner is a hostage. And it may take several rounds of hearings before Griner's defense gets to make its case. There's a lot of talk both in Washington and Moscow about a possible prisoner swap for Griner, and not least because the Biden administration just did one. Griner shared her sexual identity with media outlets ahead of the draft,once she left Baylor, and added LGBTQ+ community pioneer to her blooming basketball legacy. It's the visual of Griner as a true pioneer in "Unfinished Business" that is so hard, but necessary, to watch. Griner's part in the film is small and she is one of many stars, past and present, to take part in the story of the Liberty from 1997 to its 25th season in 2021. Charge d`Affaires Elizabeth Rood at her trial in Moscow that she was "keeping the faith," Rood told reporters after attending the opening session of Griner`s trial on narcotics charges.