Eduard Limonov, the leader of The Other Russia party, told Interfax on Tuesday that “this verdict is not only a political one, it’s also terrifying revenge.”
Fomchenkov reported the verdict on his Twitter account. The court in Smolensk was not available to confirm the verdict.
Prosecutors had asked for four years in prison for Osipova.
Osipova, 28, has been in jail since her arrest in 2010 and was originally sentenced to ten years in jail in December 2011. A higher court in February overturned that decision, ordering a review of her case, while Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview that the sentence was too harsh.
Left-wing opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov described the verdict in his Twitter as “a triumph of lawlessness and cynicism.”
Osipova was one of the most prominent names on a list of people activists described as political prisoners submitted to then-President Medvedev in February.
Mikhail Fedotov, head of the presidential council on human rights, in an interview with the Interfax news agency on Tuesday described the verdict as a “legal mistake.”
(Source: Associated Press)