The White House has been condemning the harsh prison sentence that was put on WNBA star Brittney Griner. During a briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Russia is wrongfully detaining Griner.

She called on Russia to release her immediately, along with other Americans wrongfully detained. Griner was found guilty of drug charges and was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison.

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said a proposed U.S. prisoner swap with Russia remains on the table. The offer would bring Griner and Paul Whelan home, in exchange for a convicted Russian arms dealer. Whelan is a former U.S. Marine who has been in Russian captivity since 2018 for alleged spying.