Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia extended through at least July 2, Russian state news reports

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Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia extended through at least July 2, Russian state news reports

From CNN by Karen Smith and Dakin Andone, CNN

US basketball star Brittney Griner – who has been held in Russia since February on accusations of drug smuggling – will remain in Russian custody through at least July 2, after a Russian court extended her detention, Russian state news agency TASS reported Tuesday.

Supporters, including Griner’s family and the WNBA, have vigorously advocated for her release, with some expressing concerns Russia would use Griner as a political pawn amid tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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