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Brittney Griner’s grim penal colony fate, ‘You’re starved just by the food’, USA WNBA player in Russia

WNBA star Brittney Griner will endure merciless conditions inside a Russian penal colony — where rancid food, extreme isolation and tyrannical wardens await her, former Russian prison inmates, their relatives and penitentiary experts claim.

Former US Marine Trevor Rowdy Reed, who spent nearly 1,000 days detained in Russia, was freed in April in exchange for Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot serving a 20-year prison sentence for conspiring to smuggle more than $150 million of cocaine into New York, the New York Post reports.

Reed was accused of assaulting two Moscow police officers in August 2019 and spent 11 months in a pre-trial detention centre in Moscow until a Russian court meted out a nine-year sentence in 2020.

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