Benjamin Hochman: On Fourth of July, Brittney Griner’s freedom remains at stake in Russia

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

I want to say something about Brittney Griner, but I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what there is to say, what I can say that hasn’t been said — and what matter will anything I say will make anyway? It all seems so fruitless. And it’s all so frustrating. But those supporting her have asked Americans to “make noise,” so here’s what I’ve got: It’s the Fourth of July, and an American Olympic gold medalist who is one of the best athletes of her generation is in a Russian prison, declared by our State Department to be “wrongfully detained.” I am not going to pretend to be an expert on the int…

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