Massive Brittney Griner Mural Revealed, Features 17 Other Americans Detained Abroad

by Bryan Fyalkowski
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An artist named Isaac Campbell has put up a 15-foot tall mural of Brittney Griner and other “wrongfully detained” Americans in Washington D.C.

Photos of the 18 people on the mural were provided by loved ones in the Bring Our Families Home campaign. The non-profit is dedicated to returning 64 known hostages from overseas back to the United States.

Campbell designed the black and white mural and says he is acting as a team leader. He says it took eight hours to construct.

Once Campbell received all the photos, he enlarged and printed them onto paper. After that, he affixed the photos to the wall using flour, water and sugar. It created a non-toxic, biodegradable glue.

The mural will start to deteriorate almost as soon as it is finished due to the nature of those materials. That fact itself actually holds meaning.

Time is something that’s really always on our mind. So, the fact that time is so much a part of the mural is remarkable,” Neda Sharghi – whose brother, Emad, has been wrongfully detained in Iran for over four years – said.. “And we hope that our loved ones will come home before this mural fades away.”

Brittney Griner Five-Month Imprisonment in Russia Continues

Brittney Griner currently faces up to 10 years in prison under the charge of “large-scale transportation of drugs.” The 31-year-old was arrested at Sheremetyevo International Airport on February 17 with vaporizer cartridges in her luggage.

Many people, including podcast host Joe Rogan, believe the Russian government is making an example of Griner.

“It’s over nothing. She’s the clearest form of a political prisoner,” Rogan said. “It’s a publicity thing they’re showing their big d—. It’s like f— you, we’ll just keep your girl and lock her up in a cage, f— you.”

Last month, Griner wrote a letter to President Joe Biden. She said: “I realize you are dealing with so much, but please don’t forget about me and the other American detainees. Please do all you can to bring us home.”

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