Putin Spokesperson: Brittney Griner Is Not A Hostage, She Broke Russian Law By Possessing Cannabis Oil

A spokesperson for Russian leader Vladimir Putin said WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detention was not about "being a hostage," seemingly in response to the State Department’s position that she is being wrongfully detained in Russia. 

“It’s not about being a hostage. There are lots of American citizens here. They’re enjoying their freedoms … but you have to obey the laws,” Dmitry Peskov told NBC News senior international correspondent Keir Simmons in an exclusive interview.

Peskov said he could not speak …

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