Former Russian Prisoner and American citizen Trevor Reed has detailed what he believes life is going to be like for WNBA player Brittney Griner, who has been found guilty of drug possession and smuggling, in a Russian prison, via Conservative Brief:
“Once you are convicted in Russian court, you do have a chance to go to appeals, and appeal that decision to another kangaroo court in Moscow. So after that trial, you know, depending on Brittney’s decision on whether she wants to appeal or not, she may stay in Moscow at the detention facility that she is already at until her appeals are completed,” Reed said to CNN.
“Or if she chooses not to go to appeals, they may transfer her to a forced labor camp. Considering the fact that the Russian government is considering exchanging her, they may also decide to leave her in Moscow to make it easier for her to be returned to the United States.”
He said that those who are sent to the labor camps are “facing serious threats to their health” because of malnutrition and the lack of medical care.