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Report: Russia ‘Ready To Discuss’ Prisoner Swap For Brittney Griner

The Russian government says it’s ‘ready to discuss’ a prisoner swap for Brittney Griner. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Vladimir Putin and President Biden had established a ‘special channel’ to work out a possible deal. On Thursday, Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison on drug smuggling charges – a sentence Biden called “unacceptable”. It’s… Read more »

Brittney Griner’s Detention Extended By One Month

An attorney for Brittney Griner says the WNBA star’s detention in Moscow has been extended by another month. Griner is awaiting trial after Russian authorities say she was found with vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage.  The White House says Griner is being wrongfully detained and is working towards her release. Her lawyer… Read more »

WNBA’s Brittney Griner To Remain In Russian Custody Until May

FILE – Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner sits during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) With the war in Ukraine continuing, WNBA star Brittney Griner still remains in Russian custody for allegedly possessing of vape cartridges containing cannabis oil… Read more »

Brittney Griner Detained At Russian Airport

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been detained after Russian airport officials said they found hashish oil in her luggage according to New York Times.  The Russian Federation Custom Services said Saturday that officials had detained an American Basketball Player at Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow. Brittney was born in Houston, play for the Baylor Lady Bears,… Read more »