Russia is moving detained US basketball star Brittney Griner to a penal colony, her lawyers have said, drawing a sharp rebuke from the White House.
Griner, convicted for possession of a small quantity of cannabis oil, was transferred out of a detention centre last Friday, her legal team said.
She “is now on her way to a penal colony,” lawyers Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov said in a statement.
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They said that Russia generally sends notifications of transforming prisoners by mail, taking up to two weeks.
“We do not have any…