US basketball star
Griner has returned to the US after over 10 months behind bars in Russia, including a stint in a penal colony. She was freed in a prisoner swap in exchange for a Russian arms dealer.
Russia has released the US basketball player, who had been serving a 9-year sentence in a penal colony, in exchange for a notorious arms dealer. US President Biden has said Griner is "on her way home."
Brittney Griner's legal team said she had been moved from her detention center to a penal colony, but her exact location was not known. She was arrested at a Moscow airport for possession of hashish oil.