The one who got away | A Voice of Our Own |

Samutsevich was as surprised as the observers of the trial when she was released in the courtroom Oct. 10 – no one, she says, tried to cut a deal with her. According to her current lawyer, Irina Khrunova, her appeal statement was like buying a lottery ticket – she didn’t know what effect it would have until the Moscow City Court decided to change Samutsevich’s sentence to probation.