Tag: Prisoner

Sports world reacts to Brittney Griner’s release in U.S.-Russia prisoner exchange

Sports world reacts to Brittney Griner’s release in U.S.-Russia prisoner exchange

Several sports personalities shared their emotions on social media and on television on Thursday after learning that WNBA star Brittney Griner had been released from a Russian prison and was headed back to the United States.
After police claimed they discovered cannabis oil-containing vape cartridges in Griner’s luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February, she was detained in Russia for nearly ten months. She was freed from a Russian penal colony following months of intense negotiations as part of an exchange of prisoners for arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Trevor Reed Recounts His Detention
In Russia

Trevor Reed Recounts His Detention
In Russia

In an exclusive live interview with CNN, former marine Trevor Reed described the horrifying conditions of his detention in Russia as well as the prisoner swap that brought him home after the three-year ordeal. Trevor Reed said that when the war in Ukraine broke out in February, he believed that it meant he likely would never come home. CNN reported that Reed was held in a series of Russian prisons, thrown in isolation cells, and “sent to forced labor camps” that he described as ‘looking and feeling like something ‘out of medieval times.’”

Former Marine Freed from “Unlawful Detention” in Russia

Former Marine Freed from “Unlawful Detention” in Russia

US Marine veteran Trevor Reed was wrongfully detained in Russia in 2019. Now, he has just been released to see his beloved friends and family again. His family said, “Today, our prayers have been answered and Trevor is safely on his way back to the United States.” Reed came with a prisoner swap when the United States returned pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko who went to prison in 2011 for importing over $100 million worth of cocaine.

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