Former US ambassador predicts Griner will be released in ‘two-for-two’ prisoner swap

Former US Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson predicted Sunday that US citizens Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner, who are imprisoned in Russia, will be freed in a “two-for-two” prisoner swap with Moscow. “I’m optimistic. I think she’s going to be free,” Richardson said of WNBA star Griner on ABC’s “This Week.” “There’s gonna be … Read more

Brittney Griner is facing a 9-year sentence in a Russian jail following conviction. Here’s what could come next for the WNBA star

CNN  —  After a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday to nine years in prison for a drug smuggling conviction, the player’s supporters, teammates and numerous US officials swiftly condemned the decision, many concerned her detention is being used to advance Russia’s agenda in the Ukraine war. Now, Griner has returned to … Read more

In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since … Read more