Brittney Griner testifies in Russian court as US works to secure her release

Sports July 27, 2022 Sports
Brittney Griner testifies in Russian court as US works to secure her release

From ABC News | International by Denna Zaru, Tanya Stukalova, and Max Karmen

Brittney Griner testified on Wednesday in a Russian court more than five months after she was detained in the country, saying she did not mean to violate Russian law when bringing vape cartridges into the country.

The American basketball star said she was pulled aside after inspectors at the airport found the vape cartridges in her luggage and that when she was detained, she was not offered an explanation of her rights or access to an attorney. Griner said that while there was a translator present, she was not offered a complete translation and even tried to use her phone to translate.

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