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Whelan: 'I Don't Understand Why I'm Still Sitting Here'

1 month ago   |   By Newser

WNBA star Brittney Griner is on her way back to the US after a prisoner exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. Relatives of another American still imprisoned in Russia say that while the deal was the right thing to do, this is still a painful moment for them-and...
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Pentagon concerned Bout could return to arms trafficking after Griner exchange

Pentagon concerned Bout could return to arms trafficking after Griner exchange

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Some Pentagon officials are concerned that convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was released on Thursday in a prisoner swap for American basketball star Brittney Griner, could return to illegally trafficking weapons, potentially fueling conflicts across the world. While officials in the Pentagon applauded Griner's release, some are worried about the impact of Bout's return, particularly in Africa. Bout, nicknamed the “Merchant of Death,” was serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States on charges of conspiring to kill Americans, delivery of anti-aircraft missiles, and...
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WNBA commissioner reacts to Griner release

WNBA commissioner reacts to Griner release

1 month ago   |   By Arizona Daily Star

Brittney Griner's loved ones and extended basketball family were ecstatic when news broke about her release from a Russian prison and that she was on her way back to the United States. It has been nearly 300 days since the...
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Brittney Griner released: Trae Young, Sue Bird, others react to WNBA star being freed from Russian prison

Brittney Griner released: Trae Young, Sue Bird, others react to WNBA star being freed from Russian prison

1 month ago   |   By CBS Sports

Griner was released from prison in a one-for-prisoner swap with convicted Russian arms dealt Viktor Bout
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