Brittney Griner Was ‘Wrongfully Detained’, U.S. Government Says

The State Department went public with its push to negotiate Griner’s release from custody in Russia, where she has been held on drug charges since February.

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U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Is Freed From Myanmar Prison

The release was a rare positive development in the country, which has been torn apart by violence since a February coup.

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Veteran U.S. Diplomat Comes Under Criticism for a Trip to Myanmar

Bill Richardson, a former ambassador to the U.N., said that he had held “productive” talks with the general who led the February coup. Rights activists said he gave the junta an air of legitimacy.

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