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Brittney Griner freed from Russia following prisoner exchange

U-S basketball star Brittney Griner has been freed from a Russian prison camp and is heading home.

Griner was sentenced to nine years after pleading guilty to possessing vaping cartridges containing hash oil, which is illegal in Russia.

She’s been exchanged for notorious Russian arms dealer Victor Bout known as the “merchant of death.”

Bout was sentenced to 25 years in prison back in 2012 on charges he conspired to sell tens of millions of dollars worth of weapons that U-S officials said were to be used against Americans.

The exchange deal did not include American Paul Whelan a former U-S marine whom the U-S says was wrongly imprisoned on spying charges.

with files from Vista Radio newswire

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