WNBA star Brittney Griner asked President Biden on Monday to help releasefrom Russia — "I I'm afraid I'll be here forever. "
In an excerpt from the July 4th lettershared on social media, Griner told Biden: I'm telling you. American detainee. "
" Do everything you can to bring us home, "she reportedly wrote in her handwritten message.
"I voted for the first time in 2020 and voted for you. I trust you."
Greener, 31, also said: increase. I may be here forever.
"On July 4, our family usually honors the service of those who fought for our freedom, including my father, a veteran of the Vietnam War." Is writing.
"It's hard to think about how I always celebrate this day because this year means something completely different from freedom."
The entire letter was delivered to the White House on Monday.
Grinner's wife, Sherel, previously calledBidento release her, and last month she said she was "beginning to feel like no." rice field.
Russia arrested Phoenix Mercury's 6ft 9 center Suspected of drug smuggling on February 17th, a week before the invasion of Ukraine, at an airport in Moscow, suspected of having two cannabis oil vapor cartridges in his luggage.
On Friday, Greenerappeared in thecourt to begin a trial in Khimki, a suburb of Moscow. Her prosecution claimed that she knew that hemp oil was illegal in Russia before she entered Russia. A country to play for the Russian team during the WNBA off-season.
The seven WNBA All-Stars sat in the defendant's cage, wearing a white Jimi Hendrix T-shirt and shoelaceless sneakers. This is the standard procedure for Russian courts, where more than 99% of criminal trials are completed. Convicted.
Greener's trial is scheduled to resume on Thursday and she will face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.