For the first six weeks Brittney Griner was in a Russian pre-trial detention facility, her family and representatives kept quiet as Griner faced drug charges that could keep her in prison for up to 10 years.

That changed once the United States Department of State classified Griner as “wrongfully detained” in May. Her wife Cherelle Griner and other family members became more vocal, sending a signal to other supporters that it was time to speak up. Read More