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Basketball: Russia slams ‘hype’ over US star Brittney Griner

Incarcerated American basketball player

Griner Pleads Guilty – Criticizes Russia “Hype”

President Joe Biden has declared the release of Britney Greiner, 31, a “priority.” As expected, the American basketball player pleaded guilty, while Russia criticized the “hype”.

Published: 07/07/2022 at 17:53

Basketball star Brittney Griner’s next court date is Thursday, as she pleaded guilty as expected. “I had no intention of violating Russian law,” the accused said. A final verdict is still pending.

Meanwhile, Russia has criticized the Washington government’s “public publicity” about the jailed Griner as unhelpful. The fuss over Griner “distracts from the case” and “disrupts,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday, according to Russian news agencies. On Wednesday, US President Biden spoke by phone with Griner’s wife, declaring the release of a US citizen jailed for drug trafficking in Russia a “priority”.