"I feel sick": Worrying news about an American star who has been detained and is stuck in Russia.
The latest news won't make an American star feel any better about his uncertain future after he was arrested and jailed.
Brittney Griner, an American basketball player who is being held in Russia on drug charges, will stand trial there on July 1, a court on Monday.
Griner, who has won two gold medals at the Olympics and one in the WNBA, was held at the Moscow airport in February after she was said to have had vape cartridges with cannabis oil in them.
She was accused of smuggling drugs, which can get you 10 years in prison in Russia.
Griner was arrested a few days before Russian President Vladimir Putin ignored US warnings and sent troops into Ukraine, which caused the West to put Kyiv under a lot of sanctions and send it military help.
On Monday, a court in the town of Khimki, which is near Moscow, said that Griner's trial will start on July 1.
On Monday, Griner's lawyer said that the court had decided to keep her in jail for the rest of the trial. Reports say that she will have to stay in jail for another six months.
Griner will have to stay in jail for most of the criminal trial.
"This was exactly what we thought would happen," Griner's lawyer said.
He said that his client, who was being led away in handcuffs and could be seen by reporters, was "worried."
Shane Heal, an Australian basketball star, replied to the latest news on Twitter by writing, "I feel sick. The poor girl was used as a pawn in politics. Imagine if she were your daughter and you couldn't help her. Her family and friends can't do anything about it."
Washington says that Russia is holding the 31-year-old basketball star, who is 206 cm tall, "illegally," and has given her case to the US special envoy in charge of hostages.
The WNBA has said that it is also trying to get Griner back home.
People think she is one of the best women's basketball players in the world.
She played club basketball in Russia before the US season started again. This is a common way for American stars to make extra money.