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November 18, 2022, 12:54 PM

WNBA star Brittney Griner moved to penal colony in Russian region of Mordovia

Brittney Griner has been taken to a penal colony in the Russian region of Mordovia, her lawyers said in a statement on Thursday.
November 18, 2022, 12:54 PM
Brittney Griner moved to penal colony in Mordovia
November 18, 2022, 12:46 PM

Brittney Griner moved to Russian penal colony

Lawyers for the WNBA star said Griner has been taken to penal colony IK-2 in the Russian region of Mordovia.
November 18, 2022, 12:46 PM
Brittney Griner moved to Russian penal colony
1 month ago

What Brittney Griner faces in Russian prison camps

Brittney Griner, the WNBA star held hostage by Russia, has been transferred to a prison camp somewhere in the country, according to her lawyers.
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What Brittney Griner faces in Russian prison camps
1 month ago

Brittney Griner moved to a penal colony

Griner’s Russian legal team said she has been moved to a penal colony in Russia to serve her sentence for drug possession.
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Brittney Griner moved to a penal colony
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Biden hopes Putin will negotiate WNBA star Griner's release

The jailed American basketball star has been moved to a Russian penal colony.
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American Brittney Griner moved to a penal colony in Russia
1 month ago

WNBA star Brittney Griner moved to Russian penal colony

WNBA star Brittney Griner on Wednesday was moved to a Russian penal colony, drawing a sharp rebuke from the White House. ABC News foreign correspondent Patrick Reevell breaks down the latest.
1 month ago
WNBA star Brittney Griner moved to Russian penal colony
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Brittney Griner meets with US officials in Russia as White House works to secure her release

WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is facing nine years in a Russian prison, met with U.S. officials in Russia on Thursday, according to the State Department.
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Brittney Griner meets with US officials from Russian prison
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Cherelle Griner encourages people to write Brittney Griner letters: ‘Be her strength’

In an exclusive interview on “The View,” Griner also discussed the pay inequity in the WNBA compared to the NBA.
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Cherelle Griner encourages people to write Brittney Griner letters: ‘Be her strength’
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Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle Griner: Denied appeal left me in ‘complete disbelief’

In an exclusive interview with "The View," she called the decision "absurd" and said "there's no other way for me to see it except the fact that this is political."
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Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle Griner: Denied appeal left me in ‘complete disbelief’
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Brittney Griner’s appeal denial could unlock new negotiations, State Department says

Plus, more on U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s meeting with President Joe Biden and a pivotal presidential election in Brazil.
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Brittney Griner’s appeal denial could unlock new negotiations, State Department says
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Kremlin: Any talks about Griner swap must be confidential

Griner is serving a nine-year prison sentence in Russia for drug possession.
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Kremlin: Any talks about Griner swap must be confidential
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Brittney Griner’s appeal denied by Russian court

WNBA star Brittney Griner’s appeal has been denied by a Russian court. She now awaits transfer to a penal colony to serve the rest of her nine-year sentence.
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Brittney Griner’s appeal denied by Russian court
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Russian court denies Brittney Griner's appeal of 9-year prison sentence

A Russian court has denied the appeal of WNBA Brittney Griner on Tuesday, who is facing a nine-year prison sentence on drug charges.
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Russian court denies Brittney Griner's appeal of 9-year prison sentence
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Russian court denies Griner’s appeal for lesser sentence

The WNBA star is now facing nine years in a Russian prison for trying to bring medical marijuana through airport security.
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Russian court denies Griner’s appeal for lesser sentence
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Russian court denies Brittany Griner’s appeal for her drug conviction

The WNBA star now faces 9 years in Russian prison for drug charges. Griner appealed the conviction saying that people found guilty of lesser crimes were given shorter sentences.
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Russian court denies Brittany Griner’s appeal for her drug conviction
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Timeline of Brittney Griner's detention in Russia as US vows to secure her release

Here's a look back at major developments in the case of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison.
1 month ago
Brittney Griner's arrest and trial in Russia: Timeline
2 months ago

Brittney Griner spends 32nd birthday in Russian prison

Brittney Griner spent her 32nd birthday in a Russian prison, awaiting an appeal to her nine-year sentence for drug possession that’s set for next week
2 months ago
Brittney Griner spends 32nd birthday in Russian prison
2 months ago

Brittney Griner at 'weakest moment' in Russia, her wife says

WNBA star Brittney Griner is at her “absolute weakest moment in life right now” as she faces a hearing in Russia later this month for her appeal of a nine-year prison sentence for drug possession
2 months ago
Brittney Griner at 'weakest moment' in Russia, her wife says
3 months ago

President Biden meets with Griner, Whelan families

President Joe Biden met Friday with the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, two American citizens who remain detained in Russia.
3 months ago
Biden meets with Griner, Whelan families
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Biden meets with Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan's families

The meetings took place in the Oval Office as the White House says the president met with Paul Whelan's sister, Elizabeth, first followed by Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle.
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Biden meets with Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan's families
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Biden meets with Griner, Whelan families

William Pomeranz, director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, discusses talks with Russia to free WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan.
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Biden meets with Griner, Whelan families
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Biden to meet with families of Griner, Whelan

President Joe Biden will meet the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan Friday to discuss what the administration is doing to rescue the prisoners from Russia.
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Biden to meet with families of Griner, Whelan
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Biden to meet with families of Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan

Families of the Americans detained in Russia are set to meet with President Joe Biden Friday to discuss what the administration is doing to bring them home.
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Biden to meet with families of Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan
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Biden to meet with families of Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan

The White House says getting Griner and Whelan released from Russia prison is still a priority.
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Biden to meet with families of Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan
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US now urges away outside help while negotiating for Griner, Whelan's release from Russia

Members of the Biden administration are now urging Bill Richardson to take a back seat amid efforts to secure the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan from Russia
3 months ago
US now urges away help while negotiating for Griner, Whelan's release from Russia
4 months ago

US discourages Dennis Rodman from going to Russia to help Griner; he clarifies that he's not going

The United States is discouraging former NBA player Dennis Rodman from traveling to Russia to help secure the release of detained WNBA star Brittney Griner.
4 months ago
US discourages Dennis Rodman from traveling to Russia to help Brittney Griner
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US discourages Dennis Rodman from getting involved in Brittney Griner case

Rodman announced he's planning to travel to Russia to help secure the release of Griner, but the Biden administration discouraged him from going.
4 months ago
US discourages Dennis Rodman from getting involved in Brittney Griner case
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Former U.S. ambassador is 'optimistic' on Griner, Whelan prisoner exchange

Bill Richardson, who has been a frequent emissary in hostage negotiations, spoke with ABC News about the two Americans currently held in Russia.
4 months ago
Former U.S. ambassador is 'optimistic' on Griner, Whelan prisoner exchange
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Former ambassador ‘optimistic’ on Brittney Griner talks

ABC News’ Phil Lipof spoke to former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson about the latest efforts to secure the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Wehlan from Russia.
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Former ambassador ‘optimistic’ on Brittney Griner talks
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Brittney Griner appeals Russian prison sentence

The WNBA star’s lawyers vowed to appeal after she was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison camp.
4 months ago
Brittney Griner appeals Russian prison sentence
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Former UN ambassador says Russia open to possible prisoner swap

Bill Richardson told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that the country is open to a possible prisoner exchange as he works independently to free Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan.
4 months ago
Former UN ambassador says Russia open to possible prisoner swap
4 months ago

US may do '2-for-2' prisoner swap to get Griner, Whelan out of Russia: Ex-ambassador

Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan should hopefully be released from Russia as part of a "two-for-two" prisoner swap, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said
4 months ago
US may do '2-for-2' prisoner swap to get Griner, Whelan out of Russia: Ex-ambassador
4 months ago

New hope for Brittney Griner prisoner exchange

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said any deal would likely be a two-for-two exchange.
4 months ago
New hope for Brittney Griner prisoner exchange
4 months ago

'My view is optimistic' Griner will be freed, Bill Richardson says

George Stephanopoulos interviews former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on "This Week."
4 months ago
'My view is optimistic' Griner will be freed, Bill Richardson says
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Expert explains Russian law behind Brittney Griner sentencing

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced on Thursday after being detained in Russia for over five months.
4 months ago
Expert explains Russian law behind Brittney Griner sentencing
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What will happen to Brittney Griner after her Russian drug conviction?

ABC News foreign correspondent Britt Clennett breaks down what happens next after WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison.
4 months ago
What will happen to Brittney Griner after her Russian drug conviction?
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Griner found guilty

ABC News’ foreign correspondent Maggie Rulli discusses the guilty verdict in the Brittney Griner trial in Russia.
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Griner found guilty
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken talks possible prisoner swap after Griner’s harsh sentence

A Russian judge sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison on drug charges as the U.S. talks of a possible prisoner swap.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken talks possible prisoner swap after Griner’s harsh sentence
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Reaction to Brittney Griner’s sentence

The WNBA star has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison after being convicted on drug charges. ABC News’ Christine Sloan has the response from her coach and teammates.
4 months ago
Reaction to Brittney Griner’s sentence
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Brittney Griner found guilty in Russian drug trial, sentenced to 9 years in prison

WNBA star Brittney Griner was found guilty on drug charges in a Moscow-area court Thursday. She was then sentenced to nine years in prison.
4 months ago
Brittney Griner found guilty in Russian drug trial, sentenced to 9 years in prison
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Griner found guilty, sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison camp

The WNBA star, who has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17, was found guilty on drug charges in a Moscow-area court Thursday.
4 months ago
Griner found guilty, sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison camp
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Britney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

The diplomatic standoff between the U.S. and Russia has intensified after a Russian judge found the WNBA star was guilty on drug charges.
4 months ago
Britney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison
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'It did not come as a surprise': Russia expert on Brittney Griner sentencing

ABC News' Kayna Whitworth spoke to William Pomeran, director of the Wilson Center Kennan Institute, on the message behind Russia's sentencing of Brittney Griner and what may come next.
4 months ago
'It did not come as a surprise': Russia expert on Brittney Griner sentencing
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WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

Griner was convicted on drug charges in Russia with a judge sentencing her to nine years in a penal colony. Calls to free Griner have escalated, and her lawyers said they plan to file an appeal.
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WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison
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WNBA star Brittney Griner convicted by Russian court: What’s next?

Experts react to Brittney Griner’s conviction and give insight on her future in Russian prison.
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WNBA star Brittney Griner convicted by Russian court: What’s next?
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WNBA star Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to 9 years in prison

ABC News foreign correspondent Maggie Rulli, ABC News’ Patrick Reevell and Tom Firestone, former resident legal adviser for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, discuss Brittney Griner’s future in Russia.
4 months ago
WNBA star Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to 9 years in prison
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White House went public with Griner, Whelan offer to reassure Americans; Russia says no deal yet

The Biden administration's unusual decision to publicize its offer to Russia to free Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan was made in part to reassure Americans
4 months ago
Why White House went public with Griner, Whelan offer as Russia says no deal yet
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WNBA star Brittney Griner found guilty

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been found guilty and sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison.
4 months ago
WNBA star Brittney Griner found guilty
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Brittney Griner back in Russian court for closing arguments

The WNBA star is due back in court as her trial reaches a close, with a verdict and sentence expected on Friday.
4 months ago
Brittney Griner back in Russian court for closing arguments
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WNBA star Brittney Griner appears in Russian court

ABC News contributor Christine Brennan and former resident legal adviser for the U.S. embassy in Moscow discuss Brittney Griner’s cases and what we could see next in this trial.
4 months ago
WNBA star Brittney Griner appears in Russian court