WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russia’s Prison system in exchange for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Griner was arrested in Moscow airport in February for possessing cannabis oil and sent to a penal colony last month. The swap was approved by President Joe Biden, according to CBS.
Griner was sentenced to nine years in a penal colony by a court in Russia in August. However, President Biden signed the order for Bout’s release, commuting his 25-year jail term.
President Biden tweeted that he had spoken to Griner, that she was safe and was on her way home.