Report: Russian court extends Brittney Griner's detention until May
A Moscow court is extending WNBA star Brittney Griner's arrest until May 19, Russian state news agency TASS reports, per CNN.
Driving the news: "The court granted the request of the investigation and extended the period of detention of the U.S. citizen Griner until May 19," the court said, per TASS.
State of play: Agents detained Griner after allegedly finding cannabis oil in her luggage and accused the WNBA star of smuggling significant amounts of a narcotic substance, according to CNN.
- U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) told CNN that Griner was arrested on Feb. 17.
- Allred earlier this month said that Griner had not been granted consular access.
The big picture: Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called for Griner's release, writing on Twitter, "Free Brittney."
- Griner's wife, Cherelle Griner, wrote on Instagram: "My heart, our hearts, are all skipping beats everyday that goes by. I miss your voice. I miss your presence."
- "I’m hurting, we’re hurting. We await the day to love on you as a family."
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