Brittney Griner case: Dennis Rodman offers to go to Russia to help free the basketball player

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Brittney Griner case: Dennis Rodman offers to go to Russia to help free the basketball player

Sentenced in Russia to nine years in prison, on August 4, for “drug trafficking” (she had therapeutic cannabis, on medical prescription, but it is prohibited in this country), the basketball player Brittney Griner could receive a reinforcement of choice (or not…) . Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is planning to travel to the country to help negotiate his release. “I have permission to go there to help him, Rodman told NBC News. I will try to get there this week. »

An initiative that is not necessarily to the liking of the Biden administration, which for its part has started dealings with the Russian governmentbased on a prisoner exchange, including Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer who is serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States. “It is public knowledge that we made a significant offer to the Russians, said a US official. And anything outside of that framework risks complicating and hampering those liberation efforts. » Griner appealed his conviction last Monday.

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