In the middle of the ceremony of the handing over of the rings to the Warriors, Stephen Curry took the floor, and from his speech, we will remember his passage on Brittney Griner. The player has been imprisoned since February in Russia, and pending her appeal trial, she is serving a nine-year prison sentence for possession of narcotics.
« Today is Brittney Griner’s birthday » recalled the Warriors point guard. » She is 32 years old. We want everyone to keep thinking of her, and we pray that she has been wrongfully incarcerated in Russia for 243 days. We hope she will come home soon and that everyone will do their part to bring her back. »
While it was thought that a solution would be quickly negotiated between Washington and Moscow with an exchange of prisoners, Brittney Griner continues to serve his nine-year prison sentence in Russia. Allowed only once a day to leave her cell, which she shares with two other inmates, the WNBA star begins her 9th month of detention, and negotiations are at a standstill between the United States and Russia .
A week ago, her lawyer shared the player’s fears of having to stay nine years in prison…
» Her condition is not as good as I could sometimes find her in recognized his lawyer Alexandr D. Boykov. » She is not yet absolutely convinced that the United States will be able to bring her home. She is very concerned about the price to pay for this, and she is afraid that she will have to serve all her sentence here in Russia”.