By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA

As Russia reportedly continues to push for a prisoner swap that includes notorious arms dealer Victor Bout, WNBA Superstar Brittney Griner has pleaded for her release in a letter to President Joe Biden.

“As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I’m terrified I might be here forever,” Griner wrote. “I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates! It kills me to know they are suffering so much right now. I am grateful for whatever you can do at this moment to get me home.”

Griner has been held in Russia since her February arrest at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport after cannabis oil was allegedly found in her luggage.

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