Britney Griner has been deported to a Russian penal colony.exact location unknown

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Britney Griner’s attorney team said Wednesday the American basketball star was sent to a Russian penal colony to serve her drug possession sentenceaccording to Associated Press.

Greeners 9 years imprisonment It was upheld by a Russian court last month. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and eight-time All-Star center for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury said police found cannabis oil-infused e-cigarette cartridges in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. He was found guilty in August after stating that he had

White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre said: “One minute is too long for Britney Griner to endure unjust detention in Russia.” “As I said before, the U.S. government has made important proposals to the Russian people to resolve the current unacceptable and unjust detention of U.S. citizens.”

Greeners On November 4, she left a detention center outside Moscow and headed for a penal colony, dubbed the Russian prison, according to her lawyers. Given her loss of appeal, this was to be expected.

of AP report Such transfers can take days or weeks, during which prisoners’ loved ones and lawyers typically have no contact with them. Many Russian prisons are located in remote areas, so it may be difficult to reach her even after she arrives. Her attorney also said Wednesday that she didn’t know her exact location and her whereabouts, but she expected she would be notified when she reached her final destination. said there is.

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken insisted that Russian authorities grant the embassy regular access to Griner as needed, highlighting efforts being made to secure Griner’s release. According to US Embassy officials in Moscow, visited greena last week.

Prisoners work for low wages in many penal colonies, and dissidents and other countries criticize the treatment of those detained there.

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