Griner

Russia Signals That Griner Could Be Released, But U.S. Skeptical

A senior Russian official suggested last week that the detention of American basketball star Britney Griner may be nearing resolution, but US officials quickly dismissed those claims. Russia’s Deputy Foreign…

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Brittney Griner Moved To Russian Penal Colony in Unknown Location

American basketball star Britney Griner was transferred to a Russian penal colony this week, leaving her family and legal team in the dark about her status and whereabouts. new york…

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U.S. Negotiator ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Griner Will Be Released By Year’s End

Former Gov. and diplomat Bill Richardson expressed confidence Sunday that American basketball star Britney Griner will be released from Russian custody by the end of the year. In an interview…

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Biden To Meet With Family of Brittney Griner

President Joe Biden on Friday will meet with the family of American basketball star Britney Griner. Biden will also meet with the family of American Paul Whelan, who has been…

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Brittney Griner Appeals Conviction in Russian Drug Case

A lawyer for American basketball star Britney Griner said Monday that she has filed an appeal against her conviction by a Russian court in a drug smuggling case that has…

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Biden: U.S. To ‘Pursue Every Possible Avenue’ To Bring Griner Home

President Joe Biden has called on Moscow to release Brittney Griner and said the United States will continue to secure the freedoms of the WNBA star, who was sentenced to…

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Russian Court Finds Brittney Griner Guilty in Drug Trial

A Russian court on Thursday convicted American basketball star Britney Griner on drug charges and sentenced her to nine years in prison. Griner, who has been in custody since February,…

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Biden Administration Proposes Prisoner Swap To Free Brittney Griner

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that he had offered to release a Russian arms dealer imprisoned in the United States in exchange for the release of WNBA superstars…

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Griner Testifies That Russian-Provided Interpreter Gave Incomplete Translation

American basketball star Brittney Griner provided details of the first moments of her arrest and Russian detention on Wednesday, testifying that an interpreter provided by the authorities made her ignorant…

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