Britney Grenier’s lawyer said Britney Grenier will attend a preliminary court hearing behind closed doors

A US State Department official told CNN in May that Grenier had been held in Russia since February 17 on charges of attempted drug trafficking, and was officially classified as “unjustly detained.”

According to Boykov, the court hearing will be held behind closed doors at the Khimki City Court just outside Moscow at 7 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. local time on Monday. Greiner is expected to go to court in person.

Grenner’s detention, which has been repeatedly extended, sparked a wave of support among dozens of organizations in the United States that joined Sheryl Greiner, Britney Greiner’s wife, in calling on President Joe Biden to strike a swap deal with Russian authorities for Grenier’s release. Bring her home safely as soon as possible.

More than 40 organizations—including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, the National Urban League, and the National Women’s Basketball Players Association (WNBPA)—signed a letter to President Biden and his vice president. President Kamala Harris.

Last week, CNN reported that – according to a senior State Department official – US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke to Sheryl Grenier one-on-one on Wednesday.

Russia’s official news agency, TASS, reported June 15 that Grenier, 31, will remain detained in Russia until at least July 2, after a Russian court extended her detention.

Cheryl said last week that she had not spoken to her wife since February 17.

Griner was named an honorary starter for last week’s WNBA All-Star Game, and the All-Star Game is scheduled for July 10 in Chicago.


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