The player of the WNBA Brittney Grinerdetained in Russia since February and accused of carrying cartridges with hashish oil to vape when he was going to take a plane, wrote this Monday to the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and asked for help to get out of prison and return home.
“I am terrified that I could be here forever,” Griner wrote in one of the excerpts from that letter that her representatives provided to ESPN.
“I am aware that you are dealing with many things but please do not forget about me and the other detainees. Please do everything you can to get us home,” he added.
The sending of this letter coincides with the national holiday for the 4th of July, Independence Day of the United States.
“On the Fourth of July, our family normally honors the service of those men who fought for our freedom, including my father, who is a veteran of the Vietnam War,” Griner said.
“It pains me to think how I normally celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year,” he added.
Griner, who said he voted for Biden in the 2020 election, said he continues to believe in the president and what he can do for his situation, and he also lamented the pain of his family and friends.