Brittney Griner Has Returned To The U.S

After a little over 10 months detention in Russia Brittney Griner has returned to the United States early Friday after being freed in a high-profile prisoner.

For those who don’t know Griner was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February when customs officials found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage. She pleaded guilty in July but still faced a trial because admitting guilt in Russia’s judicial system does not automatically end a case. She was sentenced to nine years and had been transferred to a penal colony in November.

According to ESPN, “Griner was seen getting off a plane that landed Friday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.”

“U.S. officials said Thursday that she would be offered specialized medical services and counseling upon her return but declined to go into specifics, citing privacy concerns.”

“Griner had been detained in Russia for nearly 10 months. She was exchanged for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout on Thursday.”

President Biden In an address from the White House on Thursday, who had spoken to Griner on the phone, said that these “past few months have been hell for Brittney” but that she was in good spirits.

I’m glad the Griner is safe and is on U.S soil after nearly a year being in Russia. It has been a lot of politicking between the countries but now that this part is done. Maybe in the future other U.S prisoners that are in Russia can come home too.

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