Britney Greiner detained: WNBA star’s wife wants Biden to continue speech

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Cheryl Greiner Britney Greiner’s wifeMs., who has been detained in Russia since February, said Wednesday that she wants the Biden administration to go a step further if she is to speak out.

Cherelle Griner appeared on MSNBC and explained her feelings while his wife was in custody. US Department of State WNBA player reclassification She was declared “unjustly detained”, which opens the door to negotiations for her release.

“So, I think what the Biden administration could have done differently is actually to take the words and the rhetoric that it contains and match them together,” Sheryl Greiner said.

“For example, an American who was considered unjustly detained, I understand from what the State Department says, America will negotiate their release. It is not possible. It is a will. They will negotiate their release.”

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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Grenier (42) leads Chicago Sky forward Candice Parker (3) during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on October 10, 2021, in Phoenix.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Grenier (42) leads Chicago Sky forward Candice Parker (3) during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on October 10, 2021, in Phoenix.
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She added that her push was to get the Biden administration to do “just that” – negotiate his wife’s release.

She said he didn’t speak With President Biden Or Vice President Kamala Harris at all during ordeal despite multiple requests.

“The person with the power — the Biden administration itself, as President Biden, and Vice President Harris — I haven’t spoken to them. I asked. I asked. And at this point, it’s like they’re indirectly telling me no.”

“It’s almost as if, indirectly, they told us as a family that they wouldn’t be with us, despite the fact that everyone says – when I talk to people – BG is a top priority. We know she’s being unjustly held. We do everything. Salad, no, they did not speak to me and to my family.”

Cheryl Greiner hasn’t spoken to Britney Greiner since February 17. She revealed to The Associated Press on Monday that she tried to call her wife 11 times on her wedding anniversary, but no one was at the US Embassy in Russia to fix it.

In this image from the video, Sheryl Greiner, wife of WNBA star Britney Greiner, speaks to the Associated Press on Monday, June 20, 2022.

In this image from the video, Sheryl Greiner, wife of WNBA star Britney Greiner, speaks to the Associated Press on Monday, June 20, 2022.
(AP Photo)

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She said she was ready for it Talk to her wife from Russian Imprisonment after four months of no contact. Things were set to change on Saturday after she won approval from the Russian government to reach out to Grenier.

But Cheryl Greiner learned the truth from his wife’s lawyer on Monday.

The Phoenix Mercury Center has already called the number you got in US Embassy in Moscow Almost a dozen times. The couple were told that the embassy would work to correct the call to Cherelle Griner in Phoenix. The call went unanswered because the embassy office where the phone rang was unstaffed on Saturday.

“I was in a daze. I got hurt. I’m done, I’m sick,” Sheryl Greiner told The Associated Press. “I’m sure I texted the BG agent and said, ‘I don’t want to talk to anyone. It would take a minute to put my feelings together, and tell everyone I’m unavailable right now. “Because he just kicked me out. I wasn’t feeling well, I’m still not feeling well.”

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs He regretted the “logistical error.” Sheryl Greiner said a call inside the US government apologized for the error.

Cheryl Greiner told the Associated Press that she was “extremely excited” about the incident, especially since the call was on a two-week schedule and there was no indication of a potential problem.

Two-time WNBA Olympic gold medalist Britney Greiner leaves the courtroom after a hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia on May 13, 2022.

Two-time WNBA Olympic gold medalist Britney Greiner leaves the courtroom after a hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia on May 13, 2022.
(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

“I find that unacceptable and I don’t have confidence in our government at the moment,” Cheryl added. “If I can’t trust you to take a call on a Saturday outside of business hours, how can I trust that you’re actually negotiating on my wife’s behalf to get home? Because that’s a much bigger request than making a Saturday call.”

Griner has been detained in Russia since February. The WNBA star was arrested for allegedly bringing vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis oil through a Moscow airport. Her confinement has been extended three times, most recently until 2 July.

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Griner can face Up to 10 years in a Russian prison if convicted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.