Report: Russian court extends Brittney Griner's detention until May

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2022
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A Moscow court is extending WNBA star Brittney Griner's arrest until May 19, Russian state news agency TASS reports, per CNN.

Driving the news: "The court granted the request of the investigation and extended the period of detention of the U.S. citizen Griner until May 19," the court said, per TASS.

State of play: Agents detained Griner after allegedly finding cannabis oil in her luggage and accused the WNBA star of smuggling significant amounts of a narcotic substance, according to CNN.

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) told CNN that Griner was arrested on...

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