Brittney Griner Spent Thanksgiving in a Russian Penal Colony

The American WNBA star and Olympian remains a political prisoner.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — MAY 11: Brittney Griner and Kevin McClatchey accpet awards during the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Hilton San Francisco — Union Square on May 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by John Medina/WireImage)

In happier days, Brittney Griner was a basketball star, Olympic champion, and the darling of Hollywood.

Between practicing with her teammates in the WNBA, training with coaches, and attending gala events, Brittney Griner spent time with her family, including her wife…

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