Russian Court Extends Brittney Griner’s Pretrial Detention, Her Lawyer Says


A court in Russia on Friday extended the pretrial detention of the W.N.B.A. star Brittney Griner by one month, her lawyer said.

Ms. Griner, one of the most decorated athletes in women’s basketball, has been held in custody in Russia since mid-February on drug charges that can carry up to 10 years in prison. The charge is based on allegations that she had vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage.

“She is OK, there are no complaints,” said Aleksandr Boikov, Ms. Griner’s…



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