CNN  — 

The arrest of two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist Brittney Griner has left supporters anxious about her well-being and fearful that she might become a political pawn.

Russian authorities said Griner had cannabis oil in her luggage and accused her of smuggling significant amounts of a narcotic substance – an offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

It’s still not clear exactly when Griner was arrested last month, or where she’s being detained now.

But escalating tensions between the US and Russia over