Brittney Griner for an additional 18 days.The extension was ordered by the Khimki Court of the Moscow Region after investigators requested it, according to a report by Russian state news agency TASS and reported by The New York Times.

Extensions are usually given in Russia leading up to a trial.Griner was arrested on February 17 at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow after authorities allegedly found vape cartridges containing residue of hashish oil in her luggage.“Today’s extension is just further reinforcement that Brittney Griner – an Olympian and an American citizen – is being used as a political pawn,” Griner’s agent, Lindsay Kagawa Coles, posted to social media. “Her detention is inhumane and unacceptable.”Griner is reportedly under investigation for the “large-scale transportation of drugs” and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

This is the third extension since Griner was detained in February. In March her detention was extended to May 19. It was extended again in May.The Biden administration has called the detention unlawful and has said it is committed to taking the steps necessary to bring her home. “The Department of State has determined that the Russian Federation has wrongfully detained U.S.