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Brittney Griner photo - from Getty Images
Press Statement August 4, 2022

NAACP Appalled at Harsh Sentencing of Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner photo - from Getty Images

The news regarding Russia's decision on Brittney Griner's harsh conviction and sentencing is heartbreaking and reflects the absence of transparency of Russia's justice system. This outcome is unacceptable.

Now more than ever, President Biden has an urgent responsibility to bring Brittney back home where she belongs. The NAACP calls upon the U.S government and international actors to ensure Brittney's compassionate treatment and swift return.