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FREE B.G! Brittney Griner’s Legal Team Says She Is Being Transferred To A Penal Colony To Begin Sentencing; But Have No Idea Where She Is Exactly!

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Cousins! In recent updates the legal team for WNBA all star Brittney Griner have confirmed that she’s been transferred last week from a Russian prison and was on her way to a penal colony to begin her sentence. However her exact location details have not been forwarded to them!

According to BBC news, in usual circumstances the US embassy is informed of where international prisoners are being taken to, however her attorneys fear they won’t be told about her whereabouts for weeks to come.

In Russia, possession of less than 6g of cannabis is normally punishable by a fine or 15 days in detention. Griner is thought to have had less than 1g when she entered Russia to play basketball during the US off-season, reads reports from BBC.

Penal Colonies are described as being enforced labor camps. Inmates that are taken there for sentencing are ordered to work , with details of the prison’s living conditions being undisclosed. According to TMZ, it has been said that be a far worst experience than a detention center as it is difficult to make contact with the outside world once inside. Brittney’s legal team share that they weren’t informed until this week that she had been moved last week.

Brittney’s agent Lindsay Colas says in an issued statement that their main concern is her health and safety. “We are thankful for everyone’s support, and hope that as we near nine months of detention, that BG and all wrongfully detained Americans will be shown mercy and returned home to their families for the holidays.”

Members from the White House have also chimed in with response to Brittney’s transfer. “Every minute that Brittney Griner must endure wrongful detention in Russia is a minute too long,” says White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre .

“As the Administration continues to work tirelessly to secure her release, the President has directed the Administration to prevail on her Russian captors to improve her treatment and the conditions she may be forced to endure in a penal colony.”

As we previously reported, a Russian court had denied Brittney ‘s appeal earlier this month upon her 9 year sentencing for drug possession; with officials confirming that they are moving forward in the next steps of her conviction.

Cousins, please keep Brittney and her family in your prayers and stick with us for further updates.

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