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Brittney Griner calls on the White House to bring her, other Americans detained in Russia go home: "I miss my family"

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Brittney Grinersent a letter to the White House on Monday, saying that President Joe Biden and the rest of his administration were "me and other American detainees" in Russia. I will never forget that. "

Greener's letter was passed to theWhite Housethrough her representative. Most of the content remained private, but her representative shared some excerpts.

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WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner arrives to a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow on July 1, 2022.

WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner will be on the outskirts of Moscow on July 1, 2022. Arrived at the hearing at Himuki Court.(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP via Getty Images)

"... When I'm sitting here in a Russian prison, my thoughts alone, my wife, family I'm afraid I'll be here forever, whether it's a friend, a jersey without Olympic protection, or any achievement, "WNBA superstars write.

"On July 4, our family usually honors the service of those who fought for our freedom, including our father, a veteran of the Vietnam War. Freedom is this year. It's completely different from me. "

Greener beggedVietnam to use the president's authorityto ensure her return. She was arrested in February for bringing an arc cartridge containing cannabis-derived oil to Moscow Airport.

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WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner (C) arrives to a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow on July 1, 2022.

WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner (C), July 2022 I attended a hearing at Kimki Court on the outskirts of Moscow on the 1st. (KIRILLKUDRYAVTSEV / AFP via Getty Images)

"Do everything you can to bring us home. I will be in 2020. I voted for the first time and you. I believe in you. I still have something to do with my freedom and can help you recover, "the letter partially read. "I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates! Knowing that they are suffering so much now, I die. Thank you for everything you can do now to get me home."

The White House National Security Council confirmed that the White House received Grinner's letter.

"We believe the Russian Federation is illegally detaining Brittney Griner," NSC spokeswoman Adrian Watson said on Monday. "President Biden has made it clear that all US citizens who have been held hostage or illegally detained abroad, including Brittney Griner, need to be released. The US government has used all means. Willingly take her home. "

Griner is in the middle of a trial that began on Friday to determine her fate. Less than 1% of Russian criminal defendants have been acquitted, and unlike US courts, acquittals can be overturned.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the recent mass shootings from the White House on June 02, 2022 in Washington, DC. 

President Joe Biden talks about recent shootings Remarks The White House on June 2, 2022 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images)

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If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ryan Gaydos is a sports editor for Fox News and Fox Business. You can send story tips to