Britney Griner Sentenced on Drug Charges in Russian Court
In a statement to E! News, White House Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre shared that the two met in the Oval Office, where President Biden reiterated his “continued commitment to work through all available means to bring Griner home safely.”
On the same day, Biden’s sister Elizabeth Whelan was also met separately Paul WhelanAnother American who has been detained in Russia since 2018 and is serving a 16-year sentence.
“The president appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Brittany and Paul Those who love them the most, and admitted that every minute they were being held was a minute too long,” the statement said. “We all admire the courage of the Whelan and Griner families in the face of these unimaginable circumstances, and we remain committed to reuniting their loved ones.”
The meetings come before the president, his national security team and the State Department have met with families of detainees to keep them updated on efforts to get their loved ones released as soon as possible.
Back in August, there was Brittney Sentenced to nine years imprisonment He was arrested in February on drug charges Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. A Russian court found the athlete Convicted of drug possession and smugglingBesides finding him guilty of willfully committing the crime.
Since then his lawyer Dr Filed an appeal.