US President Biden: the sentence to basketball player Griner for drug smuggling is unacceptable The US President demanded that Russia release the athlete and called her detention unlawful. He promised to use “every possible means” to bring her home. The court sentenced Greiner to nine years for drug smuggling media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
The sentence of American basketball player Brittney Griner, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for drug smuggling, is unacceptable to the United States, Washington demands the immediate release of the athlete, said President Joe Biden, his words are quoted by the White House press service.
“Today, US citizen Brittney Griner was sentenced to prison. <…> This is unacceptable and I call on Russia to release her immediately so that she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends and teammates,— said the President of the United States.