On the left, we have Brittney Griner, a US citizen.
Griner committed a crime. She was caught trying to smuggle hash oil into Russia, which is illegal. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
The media adored her; Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2023.
The Biden administration fought tooth and nail to bring her back home, and eventually she was traded for Viktor Bout, a.k.a. The Merchant Of Death, the most prolific arms dealer of all time who was serving 25 years in America.
On the right, we have Gonzalo Lira, another US citizen.
Lira did not commit a crime. Nevertheless, he was imprisoned in Ukraine for harshly criticizing Zelenskyy and the war. There was no trial.
The media despised him; journalists constantly lied about him.
The Biden administration didn’t even bother – he died from pneumonia after being neglected for months.