Greiner, 31, is a Phoenix Mercury professional team player. She was arrested at Moscow airport on February 17. It is said that hemp oil was found in her bag. Griner faces a prison sentence of five to ten years.
In a letter to President Joe Biden, she wrote, according to CNN: “I’m sitting here alone in my Russian cell. Without the protection of my wife, family, friends, or Olympic uniform. I’m afraid to stay here forever.”
Greiner’s letter was delivered to the White House on Independence Day yesterday. Three clips were announced, the rest were kept private. In the letter, she asked Biden not to forget it.
“I realize you have a lot of work to do. But please don’t forget me and the other Americans who are being held abroad. Please do what you can to get us home.”
A week before the invasion of Ukraine.
Grenier was arrested a week before Russia invaded Ukraine. The United States says she is being held unjustly and used as a “pawn” in political tensions between Russia and the United States.
In response to the letter, the White House reiterated that Russia had unjustly imprisoned her. “The United States government is working tirelessly to release all Americans unjustly imprisoned abroad. We are in regular contact with Britney’s family and do everything we can to support them.
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