Britney Greiner, US women’s basketball star detained in Russia, wrote to Biden: “Take me home, I’m terrified.”

“While I’m here at one Prison RussianAlone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any result, I am terrified to stay here forever.” This is what the appeal letter sent to the President of the United States says Joe Biden by my representatives Britney GreinerThe 31-year-old US women’s basketball star has been in a Russian prison since February after being found in possession of cannabis oil. In her letter, Greiner appealed to US President Joe Biden to help her get out of prison, asking her “not to forget me and the rest of the American prisoners.” The 31-year-old, winner of two Olympic gold medals with the US national team jersey (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020) and Ncaa champion in 2012 with Baylor UniversityShe is on trial in Russia after she was arrested on February 17 on suspicion of possessing cannabis oil. The trial will resume on Thursday. The American women’s basketball star faces up to 10 years in prison. less than 1% of Defendants In Russian criminal proceedings he was acquitted, and unlike US courts, acquittals can be invalidated.

“While I’m here in a Russian prison, alone with my parents Thoughts Without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any achievement, I am terrified to be here forever,” reads a passage from Grener’s letter to Biden. July 4 — Greiner writes in the letter — Our family usually honors the service of those who fought for our freedom, including my father who was a Vietnam War veteran. It hurts to think about the way I normally celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year.” The White House National Security Council confirmed that it had received the message by Griner. “We believe that the Russian Federation is unfairly detaining Britney Greiner,” said a spokesman for the National Security Council. Adrian Watson. President Biden has been clear about the need to release all American citizens hostage or unjustly held abroad, including Britney Greiner. The spokeswoman added that the US government continues to work aggressively – using any means available – to get her home. National Security Council.

In the letter, Greiner pleaded with Biden to use his powers to bring her back to America. “Please do everything we can to get us home. I voted for the first time in 2020 and voted for it. I own Confidence In which. I still have so much to do with my freedom that you can help me get it back. I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates! kill me I know They are suffering a lot right now. I am grateful for anything you can do now to bring me home.” Greiner managed to get her Communications Intermittently with family, friends, and WNBA players through an email account created by his agent. The emails are printed and delivered to Griner by his lawyer after being examined by Russian officials. The player couldn’t talk to his wife on the phone in their day Anniversary due to an “unfortunate mistake,” according to Biden administration officials.

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