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Brittney Griner, left, who plays for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg, is in “good condition,” a State Department official said. Griner is awaiting trial after Russian officials accused her of allegedly trying to enter the country with vape cartridges containing hashish oil. (File photo by Ryan Wright/Cronkite News)
US State Department: Mercury’s Brittney Griner in ‘Good Condition’ in Russian Prison

Griner has been detained in Russia for five weeks, and her detention has been extended until May 19.

(Fole photo by Nicole Vasquez/Cronkite News)
Mercury ‘Closely Monitoring’ After Report Russians Arrested Brittney Griner on Cannabis Oil Possession Charge

Griner, like many of the WNBA’s top players, competes overseas during the offseason. She has won four titles with the Russian Euroleague basketball team UMMC Ekaterinburg.