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WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 1, 2022. U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in a Moscow-area court Friday. The proceedings that are scheduled to begin Friday come about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 1, 2022. She was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

Here & Now's Scott Tong speaks with NPR's Charles Maynes about the start of the trial for WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for more than four months on drug charges.

This segment aired on July 1, 2022.

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