Free Brittney (Griner)

Facing nine years as a political prisoner, WNBA star Brittney Griner has been drafted into a very dangerous tug of war.

A close-up of Brittney Griner’s tattoos. Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on June 6 2019; the Lynx won the game 58–56. June 7, 2022. (photo: Lorie Shaull)

In what might have been a historic case of the world’s worst timing, WNBA basketball star and olympic athlete Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia shortly before Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.

Due to the timing, what would probably have been a minor offense- Griner was caught…

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