Russia has finally agreed to free WNBA star, Brittney Griner, from Prison. This came after the US agreed to free a Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
President Joe Biden had made bringing Griner home one of his top goals.
Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner.— President Biden (@POTUS) December 8, 2022
She is safe.
She is on a plane.
She is on her way home. pic.twitter.com/FmHgfzrcDT
Griner was arrested in February for having a weed pen with her. Marijuana is illegal in Russia. Griner was in Russia to play for a basketball team there during the WNBA off-season.
Her arrested made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad.
On August 4th, she was sentenced to 9 years in a labor camp.