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Dozens of organizations sign letters calling on President Biden to strike for Brittney Griner's release

(CNN)Dozens of civilians and human rights groups are the wives of the detained WNBASherel Greener I participated in. StarBrittney Grinerurged President Joe Biden to sign an athlete's release contract, according to a letter received by CNN on Wednesday.

Letters signed by more than 40 organizations, including the NAACP, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, the National Urban League, and the National Women's Basketball Players Association (WNBPA). ..

"I encourage you to promise to bring President Biden and Vice President Harris, teammates, wives, sisters, heroes, and friends Brittney Griner home quickly and safely." The letter continued.

This letter was first reported by The New York Times.

In response, Adrian Watson, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, said in his statement: }

"The US government will continue to work aggressively by all means and take her back to her home."

A senior government official said the White House was on the CNN. He said he continued to work with the Special. Presidential envoy on hostage issues to secure her release.

"The president's team is in regular contact with Britney's family and we will continue to strive to support her family," officials said.

"Secretary Blinken recently spoke with Blinken's wife (including yesterday), and the White House with Blinken's family, her teammates, and a special envoy on hostage issues who met with her support network. In an interview with

, MSNBC's Cherelle "sought" and "requested" talks with the president, but responded as calls for a pair meeting increased. Said he wasn't.

"At this point, it feels like they are indirectly saying'no'," she said Wednesday.

"When I talk to people, it feels like they indirectly said they wouldn't see us as a family, even though everyone was saying.'BG is the best. It's a priority. We know she's wrong. We're detained. We're doing everything. "

" But the people with the highest power I haven't spoken to me or my family. "

CNN reported on Wednesday, according to a senior State Department official, the US Secretary of State: Antony Blinken spoke one-on-one with Cherelle Griner on Wednesday.

Authorities did not reveal the details of the phone after the couple was unable to speak on the anniversary due to the State Department's negligence.

"I was able to talk to Secretary of State Blinken inside the White House," Sherel added.

"I was able to talk to some people in the SPEHA department," said the Secretary of State's Special Envoy

"But it is Biden who has power. The administration itself, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and I haven't talked to them. "

Brittney Griner, 31, has been accused of drug smuggling since February in Russia. Held in, US State Department officials told CNN in May.

She will remain in Russian detention until at least July 2, after a Russian court has extended her detention, Russian national news agency Tass reported last week.

Sherel states that he has not spoken to his wife since February 17th.

Grinner's agent, Lindsay Kagawa Chorus, called on the President to meet his family.

"If #BrittneyGriner is prioritized, @POTUS will meet Brittney's family and this administration will do what it takes to get her home quickly and safely," KagawaColasTweeted on Tuesday.

"Every day is precious and no one else should pass by without the action needed to bring the BG home."

This week, Britney honors the WNBA All-Star Game. I was selected as a starter.

"During each season of Britney's career, where the All-Star game took place, she was named All-Star," league commissioner Kathy Englebert said in a statement Wednesday.

"It's not hard to imagine that if BG was with us this season, she would be re-elected and definitely show off her amazing talent. Today, as an honorary starter. Nominated, we continue to work on her safe return to the United States. "

2022 The WNBA All-Star Game will be held in Chicago on July 10th.