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U.S. State Department determines Russia has wrongfully detained basketball player Griner -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Brittney griner (USA) gestures at Australia during the quarterfinal match of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s basketball tournament in Saitama Super Arena, August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department determined that Russia wrongfully held American basketball player Brittney griner. A spokesperson for the department said this in a statement.

Russia announced that Griner was detained in February by Russia for possessing vape cartridges containing hyos oil.