The plight of female basketball star Brittney Griner relating to her arrest on drug charges in Russia earlier this year is even more uncertain than ever. Yesterday in a court near Moscow, the legal prosecution of Ms. Griner finally began, with her trial kicking off in an abbreviated session. Prosecutors had intended to call on four witnesses, but only two showed up to give testimony.
Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom, but footage of Griner entering the proceedings showed her sporting a white and black Jimi Hendrix t-shirt. Media reports after the court had adjourned explained that during her time in the courtroom, Griner was kept inside of a metal jail where she had cookies and water available as refreshments.
The intention of yesterday’s goings-on was to present the Russian government’s case against Griner, at which point the judge then weighs the evidence to determine whether the prosecution’s case has merit. If Griner’s case is deemed worthy, which is widely anticipated, the trial itself will begin in earnest. Griner’s next appearance in the courtroom will be next Thursday, July 7 th .
Griner’s previous vocal criticisms and disrespect of America, our flag, and our National Anthem have been well-documented here at […]
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
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