Russia Opposition Leader

August 28, 2012 - 5:39 AM
Taisiya Osipova sits behind bars at a courtroom in Russian western city of Smolensk, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The Russian opposition activist was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison on drug charges, her husband said- twice as long as prosecutors had requested- in a ruling that drew immediate opposition outrage. Taisiya Osipova has maintained that police planted four grams of heroin in her home in 2010 in revenge for her refusal to testify against her husband, Sergei Fomchenkov, also an activist with The Other Russia opposition movement. (AP Photo/ Mitya Aleshkovskiy)