US Reclassifies Brittney Griner As ‘Wrongfully Detained’ by Russia

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Published on May 5, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

US Reclassifies Brittney Griner As ‘Wrongfully Detained’ by Russia

US Reclassifies Brittney Griner , As ‘Wrongfully Detained’ by Russia.

The WNBA star was arrested and detained in Russia in February for having cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage.

The WNBA star was arrested and detained in Russia in February for having cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage.

She remains in Russian custody.

She remains in Russian custody.

'USA TODAY' reports that on May 3, the U.S. State Department confirmed it has reclassified Griner as being "wrongfully detained" by Russia.

'USA TODAY' reports that on May 3, the U.S. State Department confirmed it has reclassified Griner as being "wrongfully detained" by Russia.

The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is among the highest priorities of the U.S. Government.

[We will] continue to undertake efforts to prove appropriate support to Ms. Griner, State department spokesman, to 'USA TODAY'.

'USA TODAY' reports Griner is scheduled to have a hearing on May 19.

'USA TODAY' reports Griner is scheduled to have a hearing on May 19.

Former Gov.

Bill Richardson, , who helped to secure the release of former Marine Trevor Reed from Russia, is also working to ensure Griner returns home safely.

Former Gov.

Bill Richardson, , who helped to secure the release of former Marine Trevor Reed from Russia, is also working to ensure Griner returns home safely.

Former Gov.

Bill Richardson, , who helped to secure the release of former Marine Trevor Reed from Russia, is also working to ensure Griner returns home safely.

The former governor has reportedly helped to negotiate the release of over 20 prisoners and hostages.

Nneka Ogwumike, the president of the WNBPA, took to Twitter on May 3 to express the league's support for Griner


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