MOSCOW (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner’s lawyer said Friday that her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by a month.
Griner’s attorney, Alexander Boykov, told The Associated Press that he believed the relatively short length of detention indicated the case would come to trial soon.
Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was detained at Moscow airport after vape cartridges containing cannabis-derived oil were allegedly found in her luggage, which could carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
The Biden administration says Griner, 31, is being wrongfully detained. WNBA and US officials have worked for his release, with no visible progress.