President Joe Biden confirms the release of WNBA star from Russian prison.

Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America, has verified that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released and is on her way back to the United States.

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On Thursday, December 8th, 2022, President Biden confirmed the news via his official Twitter account. He stated that he had spoken with Brittney and that she is in high spirits.

According to a senior US official, the US administration exchanged WNBA star Brittney Griner for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

The basketball star was taken into custody at a Moscow area airport in February in possession of vaping cartridges containing hashish oil, an illegal substance in Russia. Griner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison.