ブリトニー・グリナーがロシアの法廷に登場, 刑事裁判日が設定されました

刑事裁判は7月に設定されました 1, そして、WNBAスターは、彼女の刑事裁判の期間中、拘留され続けるように命じられました。. The court in the Moscow suburb of Khimki extended her detention for another six months. 彼女は直面する可能性があります 10 years in prison if convicted.

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WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner leaves a courtroom after a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, ロシア, 月曜, 六月 27, 2022.

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner leaves a courtroom after a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, ロシア, 月曜, 六月 27, 2022. (AP写真/ AlexanderZemlianichenko)

Griner was seen being led into court with handcuffs. The 6-foot-9 Phoenix Mercury center was wearing glasses and a gray T-shirt as she received word about the trial date.

Griner was arrested at Sheremetyevo Airport in February after she was accused of bringing in vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis through security. Her arrest came a week before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine but news of her detention did not make it out until March.

我ら. officials and the WNBA kept a low profile when it came to speaking out about Griner’s arrest. It was not until the State Department reclassified Griner as being “不法に拘留された” that her fellow basketball stars started to ramp up the pressure to get her released.

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, ロシア, 月曜, 六月 27, 2022.

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, ロシア, 月曜, 六月 27, 2022. (AP写真/ AlexanderZemlianichenko)

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Russian media has speculated about the potential of a prisoner swap for Griner with convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout, ニックネームは “Merchant of Death.Bout is serving a 25-year sentence after he was convicted of conspiracy to kill Americans and providing aid to a terrorist organization. Russian officials recently downplayed any chance of the trade happening.

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, ロシア, 月曜, 六月 27, 2022.

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, ロシア, 月曜, 六月 27, 2022. (AP写真/ AlexanderZemlianichenko)

我ら. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked Sunday on CNN about a potential joint swap for Griner and another held American Paul Whelan, who is serving a 16-year sentence on an espionage conviction.

As a general propositionI have got no higher priority than making sure that Americans who are being illegally detained in one way or another around the world come home,” まばたきは言った. “I can’t comment in any detail on what we’re doing, except to say this is an absolute priority.

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