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Officials from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow met with Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who has been wrongfully detained in Russia for 259 days.
State Department spokesman Ned Price provided an update Thursday on Twitter:
Ned Price @StateDeptSpox
.<a href=”https://twitter.com/USEmbRu?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@USEmbRU</a> officials visited Brittney Griner today. They saw firsthand her tenacity and perseverance despite her present circumstances. We continue to press for the immediate release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan and fair treatment for every detained American.
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