Carmelo Anthony released a video calling for Russia to release political prisoner Brittney Griner from jail.
Carmelo joined LeBron James and other NBA players calling for the release of the WNBA All-Star.
"Hi, I'm Carmelo Anthony," Anthony said in a video posted on his Twitter page on June 3.
"I want to take this time to bring up our friend Brittney Griner. One hundred five Days. It's been 105 days since Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia. She is a WNBA player, an Olympian, a teammate, a sister, a daughter, a wife. She is a human and she needs to come home."
Today is the 105th day that our friend, sister, teammate, Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia. Day 105! It is time to bring her home! Let’s bring attention to this matter by sharing BG’s story and signing the petition: https://t.co/C7ybZpPKcR #WeareBG pic.twitter.com/q1zoNQaQDD
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) June 3, 2022
Griner has been locked up abroad since February when airport officials found vape pens containing hash oil in her luggage at a Russia area airport.
On Monday, Griner's detention was extended an additional 18 days to July 2nd at "the request of the investigation," ??a Moscow representative told TASS press agency.
It was the third time Griner's detention was extended by Russia officials. Her attorney's request to release her on home detention was denied.
The Phoenix Mercury met Monday with the U.S. State Department to discuss the status of her case, according to Forbes,
Griner plays basketball for a Russian team during the WNBA's off-season. She earned over $1 million a season in Russia.