Russian prosecutors revealed their case against Griner, alegando que estaba en posesión de dos cartuchos que contenían 0.702 gramos de aceite de cannabis febrero 17 when she was taken into custody at Sheremetyevo Airport with the intention of smuggling in the “narcotics,” according to Russian News Agency TASS.
“Being quite aware that it is banned to carry narcotic substances in the Eurasian Economic Union, she bought two cartridges holding 0.252 y 0.45 grams of cannabis oil, o 0.702 grams in total, for personal consumption from an unidentified person in an unidentified location and under unidentified circumstances but not later than February 17, 2022,” the prosecutor claimed.
Griner, who could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted, was escorted into court wearing a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt. Ella told a Reuters reporter present in the courtroom that she is struggling with her detention because of the language barrier.
She did not enter a plea during Friday’s hearing and a judge ordered the trial be adjourned until July 7.
Elizabeth Rood, NOSOTROS. charge d’affaires in Moscow, was in court and said she spoke with Griner, quién “is doing as well as can be expected in these difficult circumstances.”
“The Russian Federation has wrongfully detained Brittney Griner,” Rood said. “The practice of wrongful detention is unacceptable wherever it occurs and is a threat to the safety of everyone traveling, [object Window], and living abroad.”
El viernes, a Kremlin official denied U.S. reports that Griner’s arrest was “por motivos politicos.”
“Facts are that a famous athlete was apprehended with forbidden compounds that contained narcotic substances. Russian legislation indeed has provisions that stipulate punishment for such crimes,” el funcionario dijo, via TASS.
Russian news media have repeatedly raised speculation that Griner could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, Docuserie de Playboy Hugh Hefner arroja luz sobre el libertinaje “the Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence on conviction of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization.
Griner’s arrest came a week before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, but news of her detention did not spread until March. She is facing a court system where the acquittal rate is less than 1%.
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