WNBA star Brittney Griner attended a preliminary hearing in Moscow on Monday, more than three months after being detained in Russia.
When Greener left her court, she didn't answer the ABC News reporter's question. Her lawyer did not comment after the hearing. The next hearing is scheduled for July 1st.
Grinner was detained on February 17 at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia after she was accused of carrying an arc cartridge containing hashish oil, which is illegal in Russia. rice field.
The US State Department said Greener was "unjustly detained" in Russia.
"Our position on this has been very clear for some time. Brittney Griner should not be detained. She should not be detained for more than a day," State Department reports. Official Ned Price said on June 14.
Russia has announced multiple extensions of pretrial detention. If convicted, 31-year-old Greener faces up to 10 years in prison.
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner hears After the meeting, I will leave the courtroom, May 13, 2022, in Kimki, a suburb of Moscow.
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP, Associated Press, File
Greener's His wife, Sherell Greener, told The Associated Press that she had a"Zero Trust"against the US government after handling her detention.
U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is handcuffed on the outskirts of Moscow Arrived at Himki Court, June 27, 2022. Two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion Greener was detained at Moscow Airport in February for bringing in a luggage arc cartridge with hemp oil that could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP
Russia via Getty Images The Ukrainian invasion began a week after Grinner was detained. Some officials are concerned that Americans imprisoned in Russia could be used to leverage ongoing conflicts.
Sherel Greener toldRobin Roberts, co-anchor of "Good Morning America",that he would like to talk to President Joe Biden.
She said, "I hear he has power. She is a political pawn." "So if they're hugging her because they want you to do something, I want you to do it."
Last week with Cherelle Griner Asked about the possibility of a meeting between President Biden, Jean-Pierre said, "There is nothing to share about telephone conversations and the possibility of a meeting."
ABC News's Tanya Stukalova contributed to this report.