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Brittney Griner still seen as ‘wrongfully detained’ despite Russia trial, State Department spokesman says

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Price was asked about Griner and the potential of a prisoner swap with Russia, which may involve Viktor Bout and another American held in Russia, Paul Whelan. "No element of this trial changes our judgment that Britt...

Brittney Griner appeals 9-year sentence in Russia drug case: report

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Griner’s lawyer Maria Blagovolina told RIA Novosti the appeal was filed. Griner was also fined 1 million rubles – the equivalent to about $ 16,400. The 31-year-old was arrested in February in Russia. She was returni...

Lavrov says Russia is ready to discuss prisoner swap with US after Griner conviction

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The US and Russia have indicated they are ready to hold talks over a prisoner swap, a day after basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to nine years in prison for carrying less...

Brittney Griner trial: Russian court hands down verdict, sentence in WNBA star’s case

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A Russian judge convicted Griner of drug possession and drug smuggling and sentenced her to 9 years in prison. She was also fined one million rubles, the equivalent of about $ 16,400. Griner, 31, appeared in a court...

As US attempts to negotiate prisoner swap, Brittney Griner is set to appear in court for ongoing trial

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The Russian trial of WNBA star Brittney Griner will continue Tuesday as US officials attempt to negotiate a prisoner swap for her release. The scheduled appearance in a courtroom near Moscow will mark Griner's seve...

Greg Gutfeld: Is trading the ‘Merchant of Death’ for WNBA star Brittney Griner the most unequal deal?

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KAT TIMPF: You're going to get me put on a no watch list. It's true Kat once left Thailand with a dozen ferrets, don't ask her how. But at least if you're going to enter a country with drugs, be better at it. Maybe s...

Mike Pompeo warns Brittney Griner trade offer ‘sets a dangerous precedent’ for US

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"He's a bad guy. He is a guy who wanted to kill Americans. It presents a real risk to the United States… There's a real reason the Russians want to get him home. To offer a trade like this is a dangerous precedent," ...

Here’s what we’ve learned from the Brittney Griner trial in Russia after her latest testimony

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This week's trial proceedings in Russia over WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention have shed more light on the details of her arrest, including her testimony that she wasn't provided key information on her rights gr...

Brittney Griner will testify in Russian court as trial continues

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US basketball star Brittney Griner is expected to testify in a Russian courtroom Wednesday as part of her ongoing trial on drug charges, for which she faces up to 10 years in prison. Griner's attorney, Alexander Boy...

Retired Marine Trevor Reed: White House ‘not doing enough’ to free Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan from Russia

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Reed, 29, who was released in April as part of a prisoner swap following his initial 2019 arrest, said during an interview with NBC News that the White House "has the ability" to bring the American citizens home but ...

Brittney Griner had doctor’s recommendation for medical cannabis in U.S.

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Griner, who pleaded guilty to drug charges last Thursday, has been held in Russia since February after Russian authorities say they found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage. The guilty plea does no...

Enes Kanter Freedom rips LeBron James over Brittney Griner remarks: ‘Keep taking your freedom for granted’

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James was heard in the trailer questioning whether the U.S. has the detained WNBA superstar’s back and floated the possibility that if he was in her situation he would be wondering whether he even wants to go back to...

WNBA All-Stars honor Brittney Griner during game: ‘She’s our sister’

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A’ja Wilson’s team would defeat Breanna Stewart’s team for All-Star supremacy 132-112. After the game, players made clear their focus was on Griner. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . An All Star jersey...

WNBA’s Cathy Engelbert on Brittney Griner: ‘She remains a huge priority for us’

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Griner pleaded guilty in a Russian court Thursday to a drug charge. She was accused of possessing vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis through a Moscow airport.  She’s been detained since February an...

Former Gov. Bill Richardson expected to travel to Moscow to work on securing the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan

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Former Gov. Bill Richardson is expected to travel to Russia in the coming weeks to discuss securing the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan back to the United States, according to a source familiar. The plann...

Megan Rapinoe pays tribute to Brittney Griner while receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom

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As she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the highest civilian honor in the United States -- Megan Rapinoe paid tribute to detained WNBA star Brittney Griner, wearing a cream blazer with the initials 'BG'...

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