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Brittney Griner Writes Biden from Russian Jail: “I’m Terrified I Might Be Here Forever”

HeadlineJul 05, 2022

WNBA superstar Brittney Griner has appealed to President Biden for his help securing her release from a Russian jail, after she appeared in a Moscow-area court Friday for the first time since her arrest. Griner was detained by Russian authorities on February 17 after customs officials allegedly found cannabis oil in her luggage. In a handwritten letter delivered to the White House Monday, Griner writes, “As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I’m terrified I might be here forever.”

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