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Brittney Griner’s trial is coming to an end — Here’s what we know about her detainment and potential path home

Brittney Griner in Russia
Brittney Griner is led to a July hearing in Russian court.

  • Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia since customs agents at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport claimed to have found vapes containing hashish oil in the WNBA superstar’s luggage.
  • Three months after the two-time Olympic gold medalist was taken into Russian custody, the US government designated her as wrongfully detained and began working to secure her freedom.
  • Russia has since brought the eight-time WNBA All-Star to trial, and if she finds herself among the 99% of defendants in Russia who are convicted, she could face up to 10 years in Russian prison.
  • Here’s a recap of everything that’s happened in the six months since Griner arrived in Russia:

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