WNBA star Brittney Griner is seen at court, but Russia extends her detention again

Brittney Griner briefly appeared in public Monday, and moved one step closer to facing trial on drug charges in Russia

The news emerged from a preliminary court session that was closed to the public — but journalists did get a rare glimpse of Griner as the WNBA center walked through a hallway in the courthouse.

Griner has been detained for 130 days

Basketball superstar Brittney Griner arrives Monday at a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a WNBA champion, was detained in February on charges of carrying vape cartridges containing cannabis oil.

Why is Griner being held?

What is the U.S. doing to get Griner out?

In early May, the Biden administration declared Griner to be wrongfully detained by Russia's government, signaling that the U.S. would get aggressive in the pursuit of her freedom and return home.