Brittney Griner moved to Mordovia penal colony, her attorneys confirm

Sports November 17, 2022 Sports
Brittney Griner moved to Mordovia penal colony, her attorneys confirm

From The Advocate by Alex Cooper

Basketball champion Brittney Griner has been sent to a Russian penal colony, according to her lawyers and agent.

It comes a little over a week after her lawyers shared that her transfer from a detention center in Iksha to a penal colony had commenced. She’s been sent to a camp in the Western part of the country called Mordovia, which is about a seven-hour drive by car from Moscow.

“We can confirm that Brittney began serving her sentence at IK-2 in Mordovia,” Griner’s legal team said in a statement to The Advocate. “We visited her early this week. Brittney is doing as well as could be expected and trying to stay strong as she adapts to a new environment. Considering that this is a very challenging period for her, there will be no further comments from us.”

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