Russian court sets trial date for WNBA star Brittney Griner
Driving the news: Griner's court appearance in the Moscow suburb of Khimki was set to address procedural issues ahead of her trial, which on Monday was scheduled to begin July 1, per AP.
- Griner's detention was also extended for another six months, per AP.
The big picture: Griner was detained in February after authorities said she had vape cartridges containing hashish oil, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison in Russia.
- A Russian court earlier this month extended Griner's detention until at least July 2.
- U.S. officials have said that Griner was "wrongfully detained," while Griner's wife, Cherelle Griner, has called on President Biden to bring the basketball star home.