USA. Wife Brittney Griner on the first days of the basketball player after returning home. “We are starting the road to healing”
Two days after the US-Russia prisoner exchange that allowed Brittney Griner to return home, her wife publicly thanked everyone involved in freeing the basketball player from the penitentiary colony. “Yesterday my heart became complete again thanks to the joint efforts of many,” Cherelle Griner wrote on social media.
In Sunday’s entry, Cherelle expressed her gratitude to all the people who have supported both Brittney and her over the past ten months. “I am full of humility towards your hearts. Caring for another person – a stranger to some, known to others – is humanity in its purest form,” she wrote.
“As Brittney and I begin our journey of healing our minds, bodies and souls, I would like to personally express my gratitude to everyone – both visible and unseen – who made it possible for me to see my wife again!” Cherelle began the post. She then listed the names of dozens of people and the names of several companies and organizations involved in Brittney’s release. Cherelle Griney also expressed gratitude to the administration Joe Biden.
Cherelle also called for persistence in efforts to free other Americans, including a former Marine Paul Whelan, who was detained by Russian services in December 2018. He was accused of spying for USA and sentenced to 16 years in a maximum security penal colony.
Freeing Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner, two-time Olympic champion and WNBA star On February 17, 2022, she was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport due to possession of e-cigarette cartridges that contained hash oil. In August, a Russian court sentenced the basketball player to nine years in a penitentiary colony for smuggling illicit substances. Thanks to organized on December 8 exchange of prisoners the athlete was released. He has been in the United States for several days.
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