Americans Wrongly Detained Abroad: Brittney Griner’s Urgent Call for Action


On the one-year anniversary of her release from a Russian jail, basketball star Brittney Griner is using her platform to shed light on the plight of Americans wrongly detained abroad. 

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Griner, who spent 11 months in a Russian prison, expressed gratitude for the public’s support in securing her release. And also passionately called for increased efforts to bring home others facing similar unjust incarcerations.

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Advocate for the Wrongly detained 

In a heartfelt holiday card statement, Griner and her wife Cherelle urged the public to remember those like Paul Whelan and Evan Gershkovich, who continue to languish in Russian prisons under dubious circumstances.

 Griner’s case, involving her arrest for carrying a vape cartridge with less than a gram of hashish, serves as a stark reminder of the harsh realities faced by Americans detained abroad. Despite her conviction on drug smuggling charges, her release was orchestrated through a controversial exchange involving convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Imprisoned abroad

The ongoing incarceration of Paul Whelan and Evan Gershkovich underscores the complexity of securing the release of Americans detained in foreign countries.