“Trying to stay strong as she adapts to a new environment” Brittney Griner’s legal teams’ update on NBA star

The condition of Brittney Griner wasn’t good since the beginning. But, the legal community for this WNBA star is claiming something positive on this matter.

Legal representation for WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner verified Thursday that Griner had been transported to a penitentiary colony in the Mordovia region, over two weeks after her alleged relocation.

Griner has been “doing as well as might be anticipated,” according to a statement released by Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov, who represent Griner’s legal team.

“We can confirm that Brittney began serving her sentence at IK-2 in Mordovia. 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,” the statement elucidated. “Considering that this is a very challenging period for her, there will be no further comments from us.”

Griner, as per a source quoted by Reuters on Thursday, was transferred to Female Penal Colony IK-2 in Yavas, which is some 300 miles west of Moscow and is in the same territory where American Paul Whelan is being detained.

“I can confirm that our Russian legal team has seen Brittney at penal colony IK-2 in Mordovia,” Griner’s agent, Lindsay Colas, stated individually.” Despite the fact she is alone and now nearing her ninth month in detention separated from her loved ones, she is trying to stay strong.” 

Deputy Secretary for the State Department Vedant Patel stated on Wednesday that Washington had not received official notification of Griner’s transit. Griner has moved, and the U.S. embassy has not been able to contact her, he reported.


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