The Brittney Griner Case

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said today President Biden has read an emotional letter from WNBA star Brittney Griner, who remains behind bars in Russia.

In her letter to the president, Griner said she’s “terrified” she may be held in Russian custody “forever.”
Jean-Pierre also noted that Griner’s wife has spoken with secretary of state Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan.
Griner has been detained in Russia since February after being arrested at an airport in Moscow for having marijuana vaping cartridges.

We look at the legal and political challenges facing Griner and why she has not been released.

Exavier Pope, Entertainment/Sports Attorney, Host, The Suitup News podcast

Erica Savage Wilson, Political Commentator, Host, The Re-framed Brain podcast

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