While the entire country has been focused on Brittney Griner and the effort to get her released from Russian captivity, there is also another effort to get an American released from a prison overseas.
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis is currently being held in a Japanese prison for negligent driving after a car accident that left two Japanese pedestrians dead.
Alkonis’ family claims that he is being wrongfully imprisoned, stating that the accident was the result of a medical emergency. His wife, Brittany Alkonis, is now traveling to Washington D.C. to plead her case and ask for help to bring her husband back home.
Earlier this week, Brittany joined the Rundown’s Dave Anthony to discuss the details of the accident, her husband’s complicated trial within the Japanese court system, and how she hopes the U.S. government can work to bring him home.
Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the conversations in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire complete interviews with Brittany Alkonis and allow you to hear more about her family’s ordeal.