Brittney Griner, WNBA star, transferred to Russian forced labor camp

Brittney Griner, WNBA star, transferred to Russian forced labor camp

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been moved to a Russian pressured labor camp, months after the basketball participant was arrested in Russia for allegedly possessing hashish oil.

The event is the newest replace after Griner’s enchantment of her 9-year sentence was denied by a Russian court docket final month. The White Home launched an announcement early Wednesday morning condemning the transfer.

“Each minute that Brittney Griner should endure wrongful detention in Russia is a minute too lengthy,” White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated within the assertion. 

“Because the Administration continues to work tirelessly to safe her launch, the President has directed the Administration to prevail on her Russian captors to enhance her remedy and the circumstances she could also be pressured to endure in a penal colony,” the assertion continued.

“The U.S. Authorities is unwavering in its dedication to its work on behalf of Brittney and different People detained in Russia – together with fellow wrongful detainee Paul Whelan,” Jean-Pierre concluded.

Griner will face harsh circumstances whereas working within the labor camp, as her household may have hassle contacting her. POOL/AFP by way of Getty Photos

Griner will face harsh circumstances within the pressured labor camp, and it will likely be troublesome for her household to contact her and even know her actual location.

Griner was visiting Russia to compete within the WBNA offseason in February when Russian authorities discovered hashish oil in her baggage. She was promptly arrested for possessing the vape cartridges and was later sentenced to 9 years in jail.

On Griner’s thirty second birthday final month, her representatives launched an announcement thanking her supporters.

“Thanks everybody for combating so arduous to get me house. All of the assist and love are positively serving to me,” Griner stated from jail, in line with the assertion.

The U.S. has been open to prisoner swap talks with Russia, however there seems to be no important progress. REUTERS

The U.S. authorities has engaged in prisoner swap talks with Russia, however there seems to be no important progress. “Putin’s Playbook” creator Rebekah Koffler advised Fox Information that tense relations over the Russo-Ukrainian Warfare have impacted the negotiations.

“That is one other case that demonstrates that People should not protected in Russia, particularly People of Russian descent and particularly now when the relations between Moscow and Washington are on the lowest level in historical past, together with the Chilly Warfare,” the intelligence knowledgeable stated final month.

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