Via Ekho Moskvy:
Today the Zadneprovsky District Court of Smolensk sentenced Taisia Osipova to 8 years in prison. Even though the prosecutor had only requested 4! Even though the case simply teemed with procedural violations. Even though President Medvedev asked for the case to be reviewed, just as he had asked for a review of the laying of a roadway through the Khimki Forest, for example. Even though Taisia is a sick woman. And a mother.
But in court she did not lose heart, even smiled once. Said she would not give up. Would appeal the sentence.