A Russian court has extended the pre-trial detention for drug allegations against US basketball star Brittney Griner by another month until June 18. State media reported this on Friday.
The two -time Olympic champion was arrested on February 17 at Scheremetjewo Airport. The 31-year-old was accused of carrying vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage.
A officer of the hearing on Friday, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said, said a officer of the US embassy in Moscow: “The official was able to confirm that Brittney Griner is as good as can be expected, which can be expected one can only describe extremely difficult. “
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Griner had led Phoenix Mercury to the third title in the US Profiliga WNBA in 2014 and had moved into the final with her team in 2021. Griner has also played at Ummc Jekaterinburg since 2015.