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Biden reassures Brittney Griner's wife US that he is working to ensure liberation from Russia "as soon as possible".

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Brittney Griner's wife finally received a call from President Joe Biden on Wednesday and talked about taking out aWNBA superstar from Russia, which has been detained since February.

Sherel Griner and Biden talked about the Phoenix Mercury player,White Housesaid in the release. Biden reassured Sherel that the United States is "working to secure Britney's release as soon as possible."

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WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner arrives to a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow on July 1, 2022. - Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and WNBA champion, was detained at Moscow airport in February on charges of carrying in her luggage vape cartridges with cannabis oil, which could carry a 10-year prison sentence.

WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner on July 1, 2022 in the suburbs of Moscow Arrived at the hearing at Himuki Court. -Grinner, two-Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion, allegedly brought in a luggage arc cartridge containing cannabis oil that could be sentenced to 10 years in prison at Moscow Airport in February. Was detained in. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP via Getty Images)

"President Biden joins Vice President Harris and today is Brittney Griner's wife, Sherelgri. I spoke with Na. I was illegally detained by Russia under intolerable circumstances. " "The president has called Cherel to work to secure Britney's release as soon as possible, and the release of Paul Whelan and other U.S. citizens who have been illegally detained or held hostage in Russia and around the world. She reassured her that she was working on. She wrote a draft letter to Britney today.

"The President provided his support to Cherel and Britney's family. , Promised to provide them with as much support as possible while his administration was pursuing every path. Bring Britney home. Today's phone call with National Security Aide Sullivan. Following a call made by Secretary of State Paul Whelan with Sherel in the last few weeks and last weekend, the President was held on bail by the National Security Team, as well as on the families of Sherel and Britney, or was illegally detained abroad. He was instructed to keep in touch with other American families on a regular basis and provide up-to-date information on efforts to ensure the release of loved ones as soon as possible. "

Brittney Griner, #42 of the Phoenix Mercury, kisses her wife Cherelle Griner in the stands after the Mercury defeated the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 in Game Five of the 2021 WNBA Playoffs semifinals to win the series at Michelob ULTRA Arena on October 8, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Britney Greener, Phoenix Mercury # 42, Mercury on October 8, 2021 in Nevada Kiss his wife Cherel Greener on the stand after defeating Las Vegas Ace 87-84 in Game 5 of the 2021 WNBA Playoff Semifinals to win the series at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.  (Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

Sherel was critical of the White House for not being contacted by Biden. She appeared on Tuesday's "CBS Mornings" and said: Initially, she was told to be quiet while officials worked behind the scenes. She said her married her wife in 2017 had been detained for more time. For more than 140 days she wasn't going to stay quiet anymore.


Griner At the beginning of the week, Biden and the administration that sent him a letter asking US authorities to remember her and other Americans detained abroad.

"... When I'm sitting here in a Russian prison, I'm here forever, just in my opinion, without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jerseys, or achievements. I'm afraid it might be. "WNBA superstar wrote.

" On July 4, our family is usually of our freedom, including our father, a veteran of the Vietnamese war. Celebrate the service of those who fought for it. This year is completely different from me. "

Fans hold signs supporting Brittney Griner, #42 of the Phoenix Mercury, during the game against the Los Angeles Sparks on July 4, 2022 at Arena in Los Angeles, California.

Fans have a sign in favor of Britney Greener. Phoenix Mercury during a match against the Los Angeles Sparks on July 4, 2022 at the Arena in Los Angeles, CA. (Huan Ocampo via Getty Images / NBAE)

Greener begs Biden to use Presidential authority}  Her return. She was arrested in February for bringing an arc cartridge containing cannabis-derived oil to Moscow Airport.

"Do everything you can to bring us home. I voted for the first time in 2020 and voted for you. I believe in you. Recovery. Can help. " "I miss my wife. I miss my family. I miss my teammates. I die knowing that they are suffering so much now. I am grateful for anything you can do to take me home at this time."

Greener is in the middle of a trial that began on Friday to determine her fate.Less than 1% of defendantsRussian criminal cases are acquitted and, unlike US courts, acquittals can be overturned.

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If convicted, she is up to You will be acquitted for 10 years.

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