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Lawmakers react to Brittney Griners release from Russia [Video]

Brittney Griner landed in the United States early Dec. 9, after being released in a prisoner swap. Her return home ends a nearly 10-month saga that landed the WNBA star in the middle of Moscows feud with Washington. U.S. officials have said they are still working to secure the release of Paul Whelan, a U.S. Marine turned corporate security executive who was convicted of espionage and is serving a 16-year sentence in a Russian prison.

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Brittney Griner released: How do prisoner swaps work? | News [Video]

Brittney Griner has been released from detention in Russia as part of a prisoner swap deal between Moscow and the United States.The basketball star is safe and on her way home, while notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, held in American prison for 12 years, has also been freed as part of the exchange.Dr Richard Stoll, a university professor from Houston, Texas, who specialises in international relations, explains how prisoner swaps can work between countries following the news.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.