Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Russia Denies Holding Brittney Griner as a Political Prisoner


Last month the U.S. State Department reclassified WNBA player Brittney Griner as 'unlawfully detained' after she was arrested at the airport in Moscow for possession of vape pens and cannabis oil cartridges [click here if you missed that]. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin's top spokesperson denies the accusation...

From NBC
In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Keir Simmons, the spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, disputed the State Department’s position that Griner is a Russian hostage.
Griner, he said, was no different from “hundreds and hundreds of Russian citizens that were sentenced for carrying hashish.”
“Why should we make an exemption for a foreign citizen?” he added.
Griner, 31, was detained in February after she landed in Moscow; authorities said a search of her bag revealed vape cartridges containing hashish oil, a derivative of cannabis. The offense could carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison in Russia.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

She was arrested on drug charges - that is not a political prisoner.

Anonymous said...

How do you know she had drugs? Because Putin and Russia are known for their morals, ethics, and honesty? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, this dyke may be dead!!
The Russian elite eat her!!!!
And if the dyke does come back to america it be some kind of clone/demon....

FACTS

Anonymous said...

@1:00 you one of them non empathetic ppl to let your kid in jail for a petty theft... "Tuff Love bottled up, No chaser....Neat"

The King Of The Real said...

Yeahhh, I think she just picked a bad time to fuck around. They just need to do the swap and get it over with and get her back home

Anonymous said...

Ya gonna stop playing in other people's countries. Especially the super white ones. I too think she they need to her let go but c'mon. This wasn't her first time doing this dumb shit but it was her first time getting caught. I hope they let her out before the year ends. SMH.

Anonymous said...

No, she needs to stay there. She admonished America for not having rights. She can walk around America with drugs. If not, a slap on the wrist and a fine. Now she must be taught about Russian rights for bringing drugs into their country.

Anonymous said...

A white man visited Dubai and became ill. When they ran his blood in the lab they found TCH in his system. He had not smoked any marijuana while he was in Dubai. He did smoke it before he left the states as it is legal in his home state. He was arrested and is still in jail.

Sunno said...

She not being released no time soon. If the US couldn't and didn't get one of their own service men back, we know she don't have a snowballs chance in hell. Black, woman and LGBT+....nope 3 strikes against her already.

Anonymous said...

She's fuc-ed.

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