Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday morning to voice his opinion about the Brittany Griner prisoner swap that brought the WNBA star home from a Russian prison in exchange for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout. It appears that Musk, the owner and CEO of Twitter and Tesla, objected to the fact that former US Marine Paul Whelan was not included in the exchange.
And Kasturi isn’t alone. Whelan’s brother David was also surprised that he had been left behind. “I was assured that things are moving in the right direction and governments are in talks and something will happen soon,” he said.
Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who played on Russia’s basketball team for the past seven years, was arrested a week before Russia invaded Ukraine. He was later charged with possession of less than a gram of cannabis oil and sentenced to nine years in prison.
Musk has expressed similar views in the past about Brittany Griner and people in general going to jail for cannabis-related crimes in the United States perhaps some people will be jailed here as well I tweeted.