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
Russia confirms prisoner exchange talks with US following Brittney Griner sentencing
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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:
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.
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.”
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: