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An advocate for a Russian prison rights group has said weed-smuggler WNBA player Brittney Griner’s American nationality will be a ‘disadvantage’ in the already-brutal penal colony system, while her sexuality will also make her a ‘threat’ behind bars.

“Everyone is up for themselves there. Everything goes – you can betray, you can abuse. There are no rules of behavior,” according to Olga Romanova of the group Russia Behind Bars.

“I don’t think anyone would protect her. Americans won’t believe me, but human rights don’t exist in Russian colonies – no right to health, dignity or life. Nothing, forget it.”