Brittney Griner returns to U.S. after release from Russia

Brittney Griner returned to the United States early Friday after being freed in a high-profile prisoner exchange following nearly 10 months in detention in Russia. Griner was seen getting off…

Brittney Griner Is Flying Home After Prisoner Swap With Russia

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the American basketball star imprisoned in Russia on drug charges, was released on Thursday after nearly 10 months of captivity in a prisoner swap for Viktor…

Video Shows Brittney Griner Being Informed On Plane She’s Flying Home

A video released by Russian state media shows WNBA star Brittney Griner learning on a plane that she is flying home to the U.S. after being freed from a monthslong…

Brittney Griner released from Russian detention

John Kirby, National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, speaks to CNN’s Kate Bolduan. (CNN) John Kirby, National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, said the Biden administration will continue…

Brittney Griner Russia drug case timeline

On Tuesday, a Moscow court rejected Brittney Griner’s appeal of her nine-year sentence on drug charges, a completely anticipated result in a trial that U.S. and international officials have called…

Brittney Griner Appeals Drug Conviction in Russia, Lawyer Says

The defense team for Brittney Griner, the American basketball star sentenced to prison in Russia on drug smuggling charges, said on Monday that it had appealed the verdict as Russian…

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison

A Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison Thursday, an expected conclusion to her trial that should allow negotiations for a prisoner swap to accelerate.…

Viktor Bout Could Be Swapped for Brittney Griner. Who Is He?

Shortly after his conviction in 2011 on charges including conspiring to kill American citizens, the Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout relayed a defiant message through his lawyer, even though he…

Brittney Griner Describes Her Legal Ordeal to Russian Court

Brittney Griner, the American basketball star detained in Russia on drug charges, told a courtroom Wednesday that she had been tossed into a bewildering legal system with little explanation of…

Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Russian Court

Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian courtroom on Thursday, as the wrangling over the American basketball star’s fate shifted increasingly to the diplomatic arena — a…