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For the first time since WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested on drug charges in February, Russia has confirmed that prisoner swap negotiations with the United States are taking place. #FOX13 

Russia’s detention of American basketball star Brittney Griner gives Moscow an opportunity for leverage as it wages war in Ukraine. But has it influenced how the U.S. responds to the invasion? Foreign policy reporter @humeyra_pamuk  weighed in on a @TwitterSpaces  conversation 1/3

For the first time since WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested on drug charges in February, Russia has confirmed that prisoner swap negotiations with the United States are taking place.

Russia confirms prisoner exchange talks with US following Brittney Griner sentencing

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For the first time since WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested on drug charges in February, Russia has confirmed that prisoner swap negotiations with the United States are taking place.

Brittney Griner traveled to play in the WNBA offseason in Russia when she was arrested. Sports reporter @amytennery  described the ‘grueling schedule’ of playing overseas and how pay inequity in the U.S. contributes to the practice 2/3

Brittney Griner's has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian Penal Camp. Find out what her lawyers have to say:

For the first time since WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested on drug charges in February, Russia has confirmed that prisoner swap negotiations with the United States are taking place.

For the first time since WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested on drug charges in February, Russia has confirmed that prisoner swap negotiations with the United States are taking place.

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The Biden administration has offered to exchange Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout for Americans BrittneyGriner and Paul Whelan, per @CNN  Griner has been detained for 160 days.

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Shocked to learn that all the people who wanted Brittney Griner to die in a Russian prison are suddenly so lax about breaking the law. Almost like they’re racist disingenuous scumbags.

Breaking: Brittney Griner was found guilty of drug possession and smuggling in a Russian court outside Moscow. Griner has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The true length of her detainment will be determined by negotiations on a prisoner swap between the U.S. and Russia.

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"54% of American adults between the ages of 16-74 read below a 6th grade level. So that means we have an epidemic of illiteracy," professor Brittney Cooper reacts to book banning. "If you make people ignorant, then it becomes much easier to control them."

Vanessa Nygaard, coach of WNBA Phoenix Mercury, re: Brittney Griner. “If it was LeBron, he’d be home, right? It’s a statement about the value of women. It’s a statement about the value of a Black person. It’s a statement about the value of a gay person. All of those. We know it.”

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NEW: A letter from Brittney Griner was sent to the White House today, making a direct appeal to President Biden for her freedom. Representatives shared the following excerpts:

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Brittney Griner's detention in Russia has now been extended six more months by a Moscow court.

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BREAKING: Brittney Griner is now classified as “wrongfully detained” by Russia, U.S. State Department says. Major shift in her case. Means officials will try to negotiate her release rather than let Russian legal system play out. Details within:

Breaking News: Russian customs officials said they had detained a star American basketball player after finding hashish oil in her luggage at an airport near Moscow. The Russian news agency TASS has identified the player as Brittney Griner.

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