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Brittney Griner Transferred to Russian Prison Labor Camp

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Russian lawyers and the agent for Brittney Griner said the WNBA basketball star and two-time Olympic gold medalist is being transferred to a penal labor colony at an undisclosed location in Russia.The transfer process, known as staging, began last Friday and can take weeks to complete.

Notification is usually provided by regular mail. Griner was convicted earlier this year after she pleaded guilty to bringing vape cartridges containing cannabis oil into the country.While it was known Griner would eventually be transferred to a long-term prison to serve out her sentence, the transfer was not expected to happen so soon, and her family, legal team, and President Joe Biden expressed concern for Griner’s well-being.“Our primary concern continues to be BG’s health and well-being,” Griner’s agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas, said in a statement released Wednesday. “Brittney was transferred from the detention center in Iksha on the 4th November.

She is now on her way to a penal colony;” counsels Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov, said in a statement. “We do not have any information on her exact current location or her final destination.”“Every minute that Brittney Griner must endure wrongful detention in Russia is a minute too long,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. “As the Administration continues to work tirelessly to secure her release, the President has directed the Administration to prevail on her Russian captors to improve her treatment and the conditions she may be forced to endure in a penal colony.”Jean-Pierre said U.S.

officials had met with Griner last Thursday, who reported the imprisoned star was “doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances.” Griner, a lesbian who.

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