Justin Bieber has offered to help bring Brittney Griner get back to the U.S.
The WNBA star was arrested in Russia after going through airport security and officials said they found vape cartridges in her luggage.
Since February, the athlete has been detained in the country.
Earlier last month, Grinner pleaded guilty to possessing vape cartridges that contained cannabis oil, which is illegal in Russia. She has been sentenced to a 9 year prison sentence.
The singer has reacted to this sentence by saying it “hurts” to hear the news and he wants to do something to help:
As reported by CNN, the athlete’s team submitted a letter from a medical centre that had authorized Griner use medical cannabis to treat chronic pain.
The team also submitted test results from 2018 that confirmed the “severe chronic pain”.
Griner is considered “wrongfully detained” by the United States government.