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Brittney Griner flies home after Russian prisoner swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout, Paul Whelan still in jail

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been freed from Russia in a prisoner swap for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, while American Paul Whelan remains behind bars after being left out of the deal.
Griner, who was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison, was flying home on Thursday following the prisoner exchange, President Biden announced from the White House.
“I spoke with Brittney Griner,” Biden said. “She's safe. She's on a plane. She's on her way home.”
“After months of being unjustly detained in Russia, held under intolerable circumstances, Brittney will soon be back in the arms of her...
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Fears freed ‘Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout would go back to arms dealing

Fears freed ‘Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout would go back to arms dealing

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

When President Joe Biden granted clemency to Russia's "Merchant of Death" Viktor Bout Thursday in exchange for American WNBA player Brittney Griner's release, he let one of the world's most notorious narco-terrorists walk free. Now, some senior U.S. officials warn national security may be threatened.
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