Billie Jean King thanks Joe Biden for securing the release of Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for 294 days.

Billie Jean King He is one of many Americans who were relieved after his news. brittney grinerReleased is confirmed. Griner is a basketball player who serves his teams. Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. Griner made headlines earlier this year when he was arrested in Russia for possession of marijuana.

With the WNBA going out of season in February, Griner traveled to play in the Russian Premier League. However, he was arrested at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow on February 17, 2022, on charges of smuggling. Griner used to use medical prescription vaporizer cartridges containing less than 1 gram of cannabis oil, but possession of this cartridge remains illegal in Russia and he has been arrested.

While politicians in the US condemned Russia for detaining the actor ‘unjustly’, the actor remained in jail until the case went to court in the first week of July. Griner pleaded guilty to the charges, but said he never intended to break the law because he used medically prescribed cartridges for a long time.

Griner was convicted in August and sentenced to 9 years in prison, despite many attempts by the United States to secure his release. this Joe BidenThe US government led by the “Death Dealer” finally found a way to bring Griner back home after agreeing to barter with the arms dealer. Victory Match He has been serving a 25-year sentence since 2011.

Reacting to the news that Griner will be released, Billie Jean King thanked Biden on his Twitter account and everyone involved in the negotiations regarding the release of the WNBA player. The king tweeted “Brittney Griner is free! After spending 294 days in Russian captivity, @POTUS negotiated a “one-to-one” prisoner swap. Thank you to President Biden and everyone who worked hard to secure his freedom.”

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Fans are outraged at Billie Jean King’s tweet calling an arms dealer trade with Brittney Griner unfair

Brittney Griner and Viktor Bout
Brittney Griner and Viktor Bout

While many rejoiced at Griner’s release, few were bothered by politics. King‘s tweet has become a platform for those who believe that Griner’s dealings with a convicted arms dealer are morally unjust. Many laid out the status of ex-US Marines Paul Whelan Prisoner sentenced to 16 years in prison since 2018 on charges of espionage in Russia.

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while bidet management addressed the Whelan case, they said the situation is different and they are still trying their best to get him out of jail.

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