U.S. proposes deal with Russia to Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan

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Greener testifies in Russia when the United States offers a deal

Story: US basketball player Brittney Griner testified in a Russian court Wednesday that her rights were not read when she was detained at an airport in Moscow in February. “Grinner is on trial for drug royalties, which can take up to 10 years in prison. A 31-year-old WNBA star is playing in Russia during the league’s off-season. Agents have hashish oil in their luggage. She was detained when she found an arc cartridge containing. Grinner said in court Wednesday that no interpreter was provided and she did not understand the documents she was signed. He pleaded guilty early in the trial, but denied that he intended to violate Russian law. She said on Wednesday that she was still doing so. I don’t understand how the arc cartridge was packed, saying it could have been put in. Greener said he was prescribed medical cannabis in the United States to treat chronic injuries. But it’s illegal in Russia. The lawsuit against her highlighted a tense relationship between Russia and the United States, which has fallen to its lowest level since the Cold War over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Brinken said Wednesday in Russia. He said he had made a “substantial offer” to take Greener, who was convicted of spying, and Paul Whelan, a former US Marine Corps, home. Detainees can be released and returned home. At the same time, it is important to work to strengthen global norms for these arbitrary detentions. ” The Kremlin said her proceedings against her had nothing to do with politics and she should be brought to justice for violating Russian law.