Who is Brittney Griner and why has she been detained in Russia? The double Olympic gold winner and US basketball ace, hailed as an American hero, faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug possession charges in Russia.
WNBA's Griner back in Russian court as trial continues
American basketball star Brittney Griner has faced a Russian court again as her drug possession trial resumed after she pleaded guilty to the charges
Griner's lawyers tell Russian court she was prescribed medical cannabis
Lawyers defending U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner told a Russian court on Friday she was prescribed medical cannabis in the United States for a chronic injury, a Reuters journalist at the courtroom reported.
Brittney Griner makes another court appearance at a hearing in Russia
WNBA star Brittney Griner arrived in court Thursday, a week after she pleaded guilty to drug charges at a Russian court near Moscow.