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5 August 2022

Episode 2820

30 minutes

As US basketball star Brittney Griner is sentenced to nine years in a Russian jail, we examine the delicate process of prisoner swaps. Plus, a left-wing former guerrilla chief prepares to become Colombia’s next president, the latest business headlines and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller gives us his take on the week’s news.

5 August 2022

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Russia and the jailing of US basketball star

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As a US basketball star is sentenced to nine years in a Russian jail, Jenny Mathers, senior lecturer in international politics at Aberystwyth University, examines the delicate process of prisoner swaps.

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