Brittney Griner Moved To ‘Slavery-Like’ Penal Colony In Russia

Brittney Griner's Russian imprisonment fiasco just keeps getting worse!
FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner speaks to her lawyers standing in a cage at a court room prior to a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. A Russian court has on Tuesday, Oct. 23 started hearing American basketball star Brittney Griner's appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

At a glance

  • Basketball player Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after her February arrest in Moscow, when Russian authorities allege she was caught with cannabis oil in her vape cartridges while entering the country.
  • It is believed she’s being sent to a Russian penal colony where State Department officials allege prisoners face “poor sanitation, food shortages, limited healthcare access, and even physical and sexual violence.”
  • Founding member of “Pussy Riot” Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has served time at the penal colony Griner is believed to be sentenced to, and describes it as having “slavery-like conditions.”

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