Brittney Griner is “suffering” to “the max” in a Russian gulag after being sentenced to serve nine years in prison on drugs charges, the “woke” WNBA star’s wife says.
Cherelle Griner gave an update on her wife as the grim reality of being jailed in Russia continues to set in.
The White House has been trying to negotiate Griner’s release by offering to release dangerous Russian criminals from American prisons, but a deal has yet to be made.
Griner could soon be sent to a brutal Russian labor camp and Cherelle doesn’t know if Brittney “has anything left in her tank to continue to wake up every day and be in a place where she has no one.”
“It was just so delightful just to hear her voice,” she continued.
“You could hear that she was not okay.
“If you think about just a person’s suffering and when they have suffered to a max, she was at the max that day.
“I think I cried for about two, three days straight.
“It was the most disturbing phone call I’d ever experienced.
“It’s just the most still, I think, the moment I’ve just ever shared with my wife. I didn’t have words.
“I do believe a crime should warrant a punishment.
“But it must be balanced.
“B.G. has truly suffered beyond her crime already.”
“He’s doing what he can,” she said of Democrat President Joe Biden.
“But there’s another party in this situation, and we also are dealing with the need for Russia to have mercy on B.G. as well,” Cherelle said.
“Once that hearing is held, and the order is finalized, B.G.’s now in the position where she could be moved to a labor camp.
“My brain can’t even fathom it.
“I don’t know if she has anything left in her tank to continue to wake up every day and be in a place where she has no one.
“She’s, like, saying things to me like, ‘My life just don’t even matter no more.’
“You know, ‘I feel like my life just doesn’t matter. Like, I’m just being tossed around, like, for people’s enjoyment and gain.’”
“Those are all valid emotions to feel and I don’t have answers for, except the fact that your life matters to me, and I wanna get you back home,” she said.
“I’m gonna continue to pray every day that, you know, the people that are the decision-makers in this situation will have mercy and will sit down, and they will too see that your life matters, and do whatever they can to agree — on terms.”
Cherelle said she found hope when she heard about the release of Trevor Reed, the former U.S. Marine.
“When Trevor Reed was released, you woulda thought that it was Brittney Griner because that’s how happy I was.
“And I had not met the Reed family yet, but I just know immediately, I went on Instagram and I made a post and I was so happy for his family.
“Because I know what I’m feeling.
“And I’m just, like, wow.
“Like, it ended for them that day. What I’m feeling ended for them that day, and I was so happy,” she said.