“We do understand that there are still people out here who are enduring what I endure the last nine months of missing tremendously their loved ones,” Cherelle included. “So, thank you everybody to their support and today is a happy day for me and my family, but I’m going to smile right now.”
OnDec 8, Brittney was released in a detainee swap that saw the U.S. return Russian arms dealership Viktor Bout, who was 11 years into a 25- year sentence, to Russia.
The 32- year-old’s release comes practically a year after her February 2021 arrest at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport for supposedly having vape cartridges which contained marijuana oil in her travel luggage.
In August, the Phoenix Mercury star was condemned on drug charges by a Russian court and sentenced to 9 years in jail and was moved to a chastening nest in Russia’s Mordovia area in November.