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Biden writes letter to US basketball player arrested in Russia

US President Joe Biden wrote a letter to citizen basketball player Britney Griner arrested in Russia on drug charges, in response to her request for him to intervene to release her.   "President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today spoke with Cheryl Griner Brittney Griner's wife. President Cheryl confirmed that he was working to release Britney as soon as possible.  He also wrote a letter that will be sent to Britney Grenier today. "



 US President Joe Biden wrote a letter to citizen basketball player Britney Griner arrested in Russia on drug charges, in response to her request for him to intervene to release her.


  1. "President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
  2. today spoke with Cheryl Griner Brittney Griner's wife.
  3. President Cheryl confirmed that he was working to release Britney as soon as possible. 
  4. He also wrote a letter that will be sent to Britney Grenier today. "


"The President instructed the National Security Team to remain in constant contact with Cheryl, the Britney family, and the families of other Americans illegally detained abroad."


Britney Griner appealed to her president on Tuesday, in a handwritten letter delivered to the White House, not to forget her case after spending months in prison in Russia.


She called for her release and expressed fear that she would never be able to return to her country.


White House Press Secretary Karen Jean-Pierre announced on Tuesday that President Biden had read the letter without disclosing any further details.


  • Cheryl Griner, the wife of the arrested basketball player, said in remarks to CBS Mornings
  • "It's very frustrating and literally kills me. Every time you ask: "Have you met him?, I must say no. "
  • Britney Griner was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport last February, accused of attempting to smuggle narcotics into Russia.


According to Russian customs, Grenier's bags were found in electronic cigarettes and cannabis oil, and she would face a penalty of five to 10 years' imprisonment if found guilty.



"Wife" of arrested American basketball player in Russia frustrated with Joe Biden


American Cheryl Grenier, the "wife" of basketball player Britney Grenier arrested in Russia on drug charges, revealed that she had not yet received any response from US President Joe Biden to his intervention request for her release.


Britney Griner appealed to her president, John Biden, in a handwritten letter delivered to the White House, not to forget her case after spending months in prison in Russia.


In her letter, the player demanded that Biden be released and expressed fear that she would never be able to return to her country.


White House Press Secretary Karen Jean-Pierre announced that President Joe Biden read the letter without disclosing any further details.


Cheryl Griner, in remarks to CBS Mornings, said


 "It's very frustrating and it literally kills me. Every time you ask: "Have you met him?, I must say no. "


Phoenix Mercury rival Brittney Griner was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on February 18 on suspicion of attempting to introduce narcotic substances into Russia.


According to Russian customs, Grenier's bags were found in electronic cigarettes and cannabis oil, and she would face a penalty of five to 10 years' imprisonment if found guilty.


Earlier, an American journalist suggested that Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, a Washington Capitals player, be arrested in the United States in response to Grenier's arrest.