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19 Mar, 2022 08:33

Brittney Griner: Why is the US women’s basketball star being held in Russia?

Brittney Griner's Russian detention has been extended by two months
Brittney Griner: Why is the US women’s basketball star being held in Russia?

Brittney Griner, the 6ft 9in WNBA star, has been held in Moscow since February after she was detained by immigration officials after allegedly attempting to enter Russia while in possession of illegal contraband.

Despite calls from the likes of Hillary Clinton, Griner's detention has been extended by two months per the judgement of a Moscow court on Thursday – but who exactly is Griner, and what has she been accused of doing?