Since Brittney Griner’s most recent court appearance in her marijuana possession case, the issue of her fortune has moved from a small, crowded courthouse on the outskirts of Moscow to the top echelons of the diplomacy between Russia and the U.S.
A month after the start of the Brittney Griner trial and one day before it resumes, the WNBA star and a successful Olympian for the country with a couple of Olympic gold medals, Brittney Griner appear in court once more. If found guilty, Brittney Griner might spend the next ten years behind bars. The Biden government has come under increasing pressure to take action to secure her freedom as the trial continues.
In a remarkable move, State Secretary Antony J. Blinken this week had a conversation over a call with his counterpart from Moscow, Mr. Sergei Lavrov, pleading with him to come to a settlement that would see Britney Griner and Paul Whelan, a U.S.A citizen who is now detained in Russia over charges of espionage, released.
The Trial Of Brittney Griner Restarts Amidst Intensified Diplomacy
Blinken’s public revelation of the proposal, even though the offer’s specifics are still unknown, broke with the custom of maintaining the protocol of secret prisoner-release negotiations. There were no indications of a coming exchange when a Russian drug dealer was released in April in return for American Trevor Reed, who was serving a sentence for assaulting a cop.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, told reporters on Monday that Russia’s counteroffer to the federal government’s offer was made in “poor faith,” and that U.S.A officials did not take it seriously. She didn’t go into more detail.
Britney Griner confirmed that when she was detained at a Moscow airfield in February, vaporizer canisters were carrying CBD oil in her baggage while speaking from the accused’s cage in a court with just 12 seats available.