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Noticeably missing from Brittney Griner during a prisoner swap was her signature locs, prompting speculation about why her hair was cut.

Following a questionable conviction for drug smuggling, the WNBA star had been serving a 9-year prison sentence in Mordovia, which is known as Russia’s “land of prisons.” 

23-year-old Zambian student Lemekhani Nathan Nyirenda was killed while in combat in Ukraine, Zambia's foreign ministry announced on Monday. 

Russia says they are ready to negotiate a prisoner swap for Brittney Griner, but claims that U.S. officials have slowed the process.

Dennis Rodman decided against going to Russia to help free Brittney Griner after being discouraged by the Biden Administration.

The hoops star is serving nine years in Russia.

WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to a drug charge in a Russian court on Thursday but said she did not intentionally break the law. 

The WNBA star penned a letter to the president expressing fears she may never be freed.

The WNBA star is facing up to 10 years in prison.

After nearly three months of silence on Griner, the Biden administration on May 3 declared that Griner had been “wrongfully detained.

Calls grew to free Brittney Griner from Russia over drug allegations after Biden announced a prisoner swap deal to release a different American prisoner from Russia in exchange for a Russian pilot convicted in the U.S. of similar charges on which the pro basketball star is being held.

The professional troll took to Twitter last week to cry about the way Russians are being treated in America over their Invasion of Ukraine.