As the conclusion of her drug trafficking trial in Russia approaches, Brittney Griner is “very worried.” Despite being “stressed,” the WNBA player is appreciative of the love she has gotten, according to her lawyer told CNN . Griner faces up to 10 years in prison and has been unjustly held in Russia since February. Brittney Griner is “very concerned” about the verdict in her drug smuggling trial because she might face up to 10 years in a Russian jail.
In an interview with CNN , Griner’s Russian lawyer Maria Blagovolina provided insight into the WNBA star’s mental state as her case comes to a close and she is likely to be found guilty and sentenced.
Of course, she’s stressed, Blagovolina remarked. She is aware that the trial’s conclusion is drawing near, yet she still values the support she is receiving.
But as of the first of August, Griner has spent seven months in Russian captivity, and it appears that the two global heavyweights are still far from an agreement. Griner, a 6-foot-9 star, was initially detained on February 17 after customs officers at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport allegedly discovered vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage. Griner’s legal team told CNN that they were not informed of any negotiations for a potential prisoner exchange involving Griner.
Griner’s legal team is instead concentrating on asking the court for a mild punishment. According to the 31-year-attorneys, old’s she brought the marijuana goods to Russia by mistake. They assert that she failed to take them out of her suitcase since she was in a rush to pack.
Griner’s team has also claimed that the resident of Houston uses marijuana domestically for medical rather than recreational purposes, citing a medical marijuana prescription she acquired from an Arizona doctor as proof.