Shekera called Brittney’s detention “gut-wrenching,” and called on United States President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the entire administration to “do whatever necessary” in order to bring Brittney home “safely and quickly.”
“It’s been totally gut-wrenching for myself and my family,” she says. pic.twitter.com/Nqpwifb2T0
Friday marks 113 days since Griner was first wrongfully detained by Russian authorities at an airport in Moscow for allegedly possessing vape cartridges containing hashish oil.
Last month, the United States government changed its classification of Griner to “wrongfully detained,” opening the door for the U.S. to negotiate Griner’s return to the country rather than allowing the Russian legal system to play out.
It was also reported by ESPN’s T.J. Quinn that U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson agreed to work on Griner’s case after previously working for many years as an international hostage negotiator.
#FreeBrittneyGriner 113 days being wrongfully detained in a Russian prison….now is the time to bring @brittneygriner home to us! Now! With each passing day our sister and friend is being missed by loved one. Please God hear our cry to bring her home. #WeAreBG pic.twitter.com/o50ZpLzOYB
Griner, 31, is widely regarded as one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time due to her success collegiately, professionally and internationally.
The 6’9″ center won a national championship and Player of the Year award at Baylor before playing for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA with whom she has been named an All-Star seven times to go along with two scoring titles, two WNBA Defensive Player of the Year awards and one championship.
source: Bleacher Report