Brittney Griner has been dealing with being incarcerated while abroad. The WNBA star’s detention in Russia was extended by six months pending the outcome of her case, and the trial for the basketball player started on July 1. Griner has written a letter to President Joe Biden, pleading for help from the United States in her case.
According to excerpts of a letter written on behalf of Brittney Griner to the White House laid out points of stress in her situation. “As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I'm terrified I might be here forever,” said Griner.
Griner then spoke on freedom and what it means to her this year based on her current circumstances. The basketball player said, “I realize you are dealing with so much, but please don't forget about me and the other American Detainees. Please do all you can to bring us home. I voted for the first time in 2020, and I voted for you.” She then pleaded: “I believe in you. I still have so much good to do with my freedom that you can help restore. I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates! It kills me to know they are suffering so much right now. I am grateful for whatever you can do at this moment to get me home.” Take a look above.