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‘Brittney is A Hostage In Russia’ Spouse Declares

Cherelle Griner worries that she won’t be able to see Brittney Griner again.
The WNBA star’s spouse discussed her feelings regarding the athlete’s potential future in a preview for
her upcoming interview with Gayle King for CBS Mornings. The interview will take place while the
athlete is still incarcerated in Russia on drug charges.

In the clip from October 5, Cherelle said of Brittney, “As much as all of them are telling me a distinct
definition of what BG is, it feels to me as if she’s a hostage. “It frightens me because when you watch
movies, these situations frequently do not end appropriately. In most cases, they never catch the person
She went on to say, “That is my life, so I’m sitting there wondering if we can get her back?” Do I ever get
a chance to see my spouse again? The fact that everything is so unprecedented and subject to change. It’s
kind of terrifying because I feel like I’m listening to something new every day.

Brittney Grinner in Russia Custody via Reuters Images

Brittney was arrested in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport for possessing and smuggling vape
cartridges containing hashish oil. During the WNBA offseason, Brittney plays for a Russian basketball
team. She said that she had committed a “honest mistake” in her guilty plea.
Additionally, her legal representatives informed the Russian court that she had a prescription for
medical marijuana back home to treat a persistent injury.

However, on August 4, it was determined that she was responsible for the drug costs and she was given
a nine-year prison sentence.
Cherelle has communicated with her spouse through letters and email since the Phoenix Mercury
participant’s arrest, and she has also met with President Joe Biden, who stated in a statement following
her sentencing that Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney, It is unacceptable, and I call on Russia to
immediately release her so that she can be with her spouse, family, teammates, and friends.
Brittney’s legal team appealed her case later in August. The Biden administration claims to be following a
hearing that was scheduled for Oct. 25.

According to a number of studies, in June, the authorities in the United States suggested to Russia that it
launch Brittney and Whelan, a former Marine serving 16 years in prison for a 2020 espionage conviction,
in exchange for the incarcerated Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

During a press conference on Oct. 4, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated, “We’re
aware of Russia’s announcement that Brittney Griner will likely be compelled to endure one more sham
judicial continuing”. “‘She should be launched immediately”.
Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan have been wrongfully detained by Russian authorities, as we have
stated numerous times.

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