The trial of professional Brittany Griner in basketball begins on Friday in a Russian courtroom.
The WNBA star has been detained in Russia for more than four months and faces up to 10 years in prison on drug smuggling charges.
When she was arrested in February, customs officials said the gold medalist at the Olympics had a vape cartridge containing hash oil, an illegal substance in Russia.
Political commentators say Griner’s arrest and trial could not have happened at a worse time. Arrested just days before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many believe Griner has become a political pawn between the United States and Russia.
The WNBA Star Griner’s lawsuit begins in Russia
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