As per US State Department Brittany Griner was wrongfully detained by the Russian government.

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May 03 2022

The Russian Federal Customs Service said they found vape cartridges with cannabis oil cartridges from her luggage.

After that Griner was arrested and detained in February.

Griner  has set to have a hearing May 19.

The new designation by the government could mean a shift in strategy to get Griner home as soon as possible.

The league has an eye on  the situation in Russia and support Griner as they will continue to pay her full salary.

Brittany  Griner’s initials and jersey number will be featured on the sideline of every WNBA court.

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