WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after Brittney Griner was released from Russian detention, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) issued the following statement:

“I am heartened that Brittney Griner is coming home and grateful to all who worked tirelessly for her release.  She was unfairly treated as a political pawn by Russian authorities.  It’s a real relief for her family and friends who were also suffering due to the nature of her detainment.

“The Biden Administration will continue working to bring home other Americans who have been wrongfully detained by the Russian government.  I support those efforts and will continue pressing for the safe return of our citizens.”