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Biden Speaks to Cherelle Griner About Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia

On Wednesday, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Cherelle Griner, the spouse of the W.N.B.A. star Brittney Griner, in keeping with an announcement launched by the White Home. Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia on drug expenses since February.

Throughout the name, Biden learn a draft of a letter he deliberate to ship to Brittney Griner.

“The president provided his help to Cherelle and Brittney’s household, and he dedicated to making sure they’re supplied with all attainable help whereas his administration pursues each avenue to carry Brittney residence,” the assertion learn.

Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17, accused by the Russian authorities of getting a vape cartridge with cannabis oil in her baggage at an airport close to Moscow. Her trial started on Friday. On Monday, Brittney Griner despatched a letter to Biden pleading for his assist.

The U.S. authorities has categorised Griner as “wrongfully detained” and is working to safe her launch whatever the final result of the trial.

Wednesday’s assertion from the White Home described Brittney Griner as “wrongfully detained in Russia beneath insupportable circumstances.”

It additionally mentioned Biden had instructed his nationwide safety staff to maintain “common contact” with Cherelle Griner and Brittney Griner’s household. Cherelle Griner has publicly expressed frustration with Biden and his administration’s efforts to safe her spouse’s launch.

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