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Brittney Griner Faces 'Psychological Warfare' in Russian Penal Colony, Says Former Prisoner Sarah Krivanek
"The plus for Brittney is that she has a support system," says Krivanek, who predicts "the other inmates" will "back off" when they notice the outside attention she's receivingSarah Krivanek, an American woman who was released from a Russian penal colony on Nov. 7, is sharing frightening new details about the conditions Brittney Griner will face while serving her nine-year sentence.
The administration of American president Joe Biden announcedThursday to .
“These past few months have been hell for Brittney,” Biden said in a statement. “I’m glad to be able to say Brittney is in good spirits. She’s relieved to finally be heading home, and the fact remains that she’s lost months of her life, experienced a needless trauma. She deserves space, privacy and time with her loved ones to recover and heal from her time being wrongfully detained.”
Biden caught severe criticism online fromfor leaving former United States Marine Paul Whelan out of the prisoner exchange with Griner and convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. Biden spoke on that case as well.
Trump Remarks Blasting Brittney Griner as 'Loaded Up With Drugs' Resurface
Trump once suggested Griner was "spoiled," and deserved to be imprisoned after being caught with cannabis oil in her luggage. Appearing on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show over the summer, Trump criticized a proposed deal by the Biden administration to do a prisoner swap with Russia to secure Griner's release in exchange for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout, known as the "Merchant of Death.
“We’ve not forgotten about Paul Whalen, who has been unjustly detained in Russia for years. This was not a choice of which American to bring home. We brought home Trevor Reed when we had a chance earlier this year. Sadly, for totally illegitimate reasons, Russia is treating Paul’s case differently than Brittney’s,” Biden said in a statement following Griner’s release.
Whalen’s family, for their part,in favor of Griner’s release.
Grinerof possessing a small amount of hashish oil while attempting to board a domestic flight with her Russian Premier League team. The Russians in a for women 200 miles west of Moscow.
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