President Biden has announced that Brittney Griner was freed from a Russian prison where she was being held on a drug possession conviction. Though she was expected to face at least nine years behind foreign bars, Griner is on a plane and on her way home.
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Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner.
She is safe.
She is on a plane.
She is on her way home. pic.twitter.com/FmHgfzrcDT
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 8, 2022