Brittney Griner was transferred to a penal colony in Russia to start her 9 years in prison for drug offensesher attorneys said Wednesday.
The WNBA star, who was sentenced in August for carrying a box of vape hash oil into the country in her luggage, was moved from the pre-trial detention center in Iksha, north of Moscow, on Friday .
“We do not have any information on her exact current location or her final destination,” Griner’s attorneys Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov said in a statement. the media.
Her lawyers hope that they and US embassy officials will be notified by mail when Griner arrives at her whatever her final destination will be, although they warn it could take up to two weeks to receive such notice.
Griner representative Lindsay Colas said: “Our primary concern continues to be the health and well-being of BG. “As we work through this very difficult time without knowing exactly where BG is and how she is, we ask for the public’s support in continuing to write letters and express our love and support. their concern for her.”