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Tags: russia | hostage | brittney griner | wnba | drug offense

Russia: WNBA's Griner Not a 'Hostage,' She Broke the Law

brittney griner adjusts her elbow pads on the bench during a basketball game
WNBA player Brittney Griner

Monday, 20 June 2022 03:39 PM EDT

American basketball player Brittney Griner who has been detained in Russia faces criminal prosecution, Russia's state RIA news agency cited the Kremlin's spokesperson as saying Monday.

"Why should we call her a hostage? She broke the Russian law, now she faces criminal prosecution," RIA cited Dmitry Peskov as saying in an interview with American MSNBC television.

"It's not about being taken hostage."

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American basketball player Brittney Griner who has been detained in Russia faces criminal prosecution, Russia's state RIA news agency cited the Kremlin's spokesperson as saying Monday.
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Monday, 20 June 2022 03:39 PM
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