Kandelaki sees double standards in US authorities’ interpretation of basketball player Greiner’s case

Deputy General Director of Gazprom-Media Tina Kandelaki believes that in his interpretations of the case of the American basketball player Britney Griner The American establishment maintains a double standard.

Greiner was arrested on suspicion of attempting to illegally import hash oil through Sheremetyevo airport in February, and a criminal case was opened for drug trafficking. Greiner faces a prison term of 5 to 10 years. The litigation is ongoing.

American basketball player Brittney Griner is in jail in Russia for smuggling hash oil in vape cartridges. The girl pleaded guilty and now faces up to ten years in prison – as you understand, the state cannot make exceptions for either foreign citizens or sports stars of any size.

State Department Secretary Anthony Blinken has made quite a public relations fuss about Greiner’s release operation, calling his detention an “unjust decision.” Well, yes, any decision outside the United States is such if it is not appreciated by the authorities of this country.

Now listen to what the host of one of the most popular podcasts and undisputed leader of public opinion in the United States, Joe Rogan has to say:

“People keep going crazy about it. They say, “Russia should let her go. We have people in America who are imprisoned for marijuana and have been locked up for years. So what is the difference?

Aren’t they so good at getting the ball into the net? Is that what it’s all about? They’re not good at what we like to watch and therefore shouldn’t be published?

When talking about the horrific imprisonment of Brittney Griner in Russia, you have to remember that there are tens of thousands of people in America for cannabis.”

Rogan advocates legalization, but unambiguously points to double standards. It’s one thing to ask Russia to serve Greiner in an American prison, and quite another to make an exception for her in defiance of our country, – Kandelaki wrote on his Telegram channel .

Greiner, 31, has been playing for UMMC Yekaterinburg since 2015, winning the Olympics twice as part of Team USA (2016, 2020).

Source : MatchTV

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