Mercury star Brittney Griner appears in Russian court
More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession
Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1.
The Phoenix Mercury star was also ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial.
She could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs.
Photos obtained by the AP showed her appearing in handcuffs.
Griner had previously been ordered to remain in pretrial detention until July 2.
Griner’s detention and trial come at an extraordinarily low point in Moscow-Washington relations.
Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years.