US AND RUSSIA HAVE CARRIED OUT A PRISONER EXCHANGE, SWAPPING AMERICAN BASKETBALL STAR BRITTNEY GRINER FOR RUSSIAN ARMS DEALER VIKTOR BOUT

On 8 December, Rferl reported that, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the exchange took place at the Abu Dhabi airport.  Bout, nicknamed the “Merchant of Death,” was serving a 25-year sentence in the US for arms dealing.

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-basketball-griner-released-bout-exchange/32167638.html

https://www.lawfareblog.com/it-player-mostly-game

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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