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WNBA star Brittney Griner released by Russia in 1-for-1 prisoner swap...

• The Sun

BRITTNEY Griner has been released from prison in Russia.

The WNBA star was released Thursday in a one-for-one prisoner swap for international arms dealer Viktor Bout, officials said.

Griner was held for months in a Russian prison after being convicted of drug charges.

The one-for-one prisoner exchange was approved by president Joe Biden within the last week, CBS News reported.

The agreement was reportedly reached last Thursday.

Biden shared a photo with Griner's wife Charelle Griner on Thursday

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