American Brittney Griner released from prison in Russia

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L&rsquo ;American Brittney Griner is released from prison in Russia

American basketball player Brittney Griner was charged with illegal possession of cannabis and sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia.

American Brittney Griner, who was sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia, was released from prison under a prisoner exchange.

The United States and Russia have finally agreed on the fate of the star American basketball player Brittney Griner, transferred in November to a penal colony in Russia to serve her nine-year sentence s in prison, for drug trafficking.

The two countries, under pressure since the war in Ukraine, have reached an agreement to exchange prisoners, American media announced , with President Joe Biden set to take the floor shortly to talk about it.

Brittney Griner is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She is now in the hands of US authorities, said an American official.

The 32-year-old sportswoman, arrested in February at a Moscow airport with a vape and liquid containing cannabis, was traded for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, once known as the Merchant of Death. Sentenced by the American courts to a 25-year prison term, he had been behind bars for almost 4 years.

With information from AFP and Reuters< /em>

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