WNBA superstar Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia since February.
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Griner’s lawyer, Maria Blagovolina, provided documents in a bid to have the player released at the latest court hearing.
Griner, who is charged with drug trafficking, presented the court with data from a medical examination, according to which, due to chronic pain, the doctor gave her permission from the Arizona Department of Health to consume cannabis, reports RIA Novosti.
Greiner was undergoing a medical examination this year due to chronic and debilitating pain. In addition, the tests that she passed as part of a doping control were attached – no prohibited substances were detected.
The next meeting will be on July 26.
Maxim Ryabkov, the manager of UMMC Yekaterinburg, the club Griner played for in Russia, also revealed that the contract with the player has not yet been terminated.
Brittney Griner talks to her attorneys Alexander Boykov, right, and Maria Blagovolina
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Along with Ryabkov, club captain Elena Belyakova spoke about Griner’s sporting achievements, especially how she contributed to the development of Russian basketball.
“I will only say that during the hearings yesterday and today, it became clear that both in the United States and here in Russia, where Ms. Griner has been playing basketball for a Russian club for seven years , she enjoys great respect and recognition not only for her professional achievements but also for her character and decency,” commented Elizabeth Rood, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. of the trial.
In February, a carry-on inspection revealed that the WNBA star had vaped with a liquid containing hash oil. A criminal case was opened for drug trafficking, and Griner was later arrested and faces 5 to 10 years in prison.