Brittney Griner’s lawyer announced Friday that her pre-trial incarceration in Russia had been extended by one month.
Griner’s lawyer, Alexander Boikov, told The Associated Press that the relatively brief extension of incarceration indicated that the matter would be tried shortly.
Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist, was stopped at the Moscow airport after vape cartridges containing cannabis oil were allegedly discovered in her luggage, a crime punishable by up to ten years in prison.
According to the Biden administration, Griner, 31, is being unlawfully held. The WNBA and US officials have worked to free her, but there has been no visible movement.