Griner trial reminiscent of recently sentenced American detained in Russia
Karah Rucker: MARC FOGEL IS A NAME YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW. A NAME YOU DO KNOW…IS BRITTNEY GRINER.
THE TWO HAVE A LOT IN COMMON RIGHT NOW.
BOTH OF THEM HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING DRUGS INTO RUSSIA…
THEY HAD CANNABIS PRODUCTS INSIDE LUGGAGE AT THE MOSCOW AIRPORT.
THEY BOTH HAVE DOCTORS SAYING THEY NEED IT FOR PAIN.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO…
FOGEL WAS SENTENCED. 14 YEARS HARD LABOR.
WHILE THE U-S GOVERNMENT DECLARED GRINER AS ‘WRONGFULLY DETAINED’ IN AN ONGOING TRIAL.
Elizabeth Rood | US embassy Moscow: “We were able to spend time with Miss Griner, talk to her, ask her about her welfare. And she confirms that she is doing okay and as well as can be expected under these circumstances.
BUT THERE’S NO UPDATES FROM THE U-S EMBASSY REGARDING MARC FOGEL’S CONDITION AFTER HE WAS SENTENCED ONE MONTH AGO.
FAMILY MEMBERS SAY THE 61 YEAR OLD WITH A SPINAL INJURY WON’T MAKE IT IN A RUSSIA HARD LABOR CAMP FOR 14 YEARS.
A STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON HAS SAID EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND THEY CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING FOGEL’S SENTENCE.