Director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow is detained
12:09, 29 October 2015

Director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow is detained

The woman might be arrested as Russian enforcers found some nationalistic books in the library

12:09, 29 October 2015

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Director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow, Natalia Sharina is detained after questioning and searches conducted by Russia's Investigation Committee, TASS

According to Russian law enforcers, a day before, the library building was searched and many different editions of Russophobic information was found. The director of the Ukrainian library was brought for questioning at the Investigative Committee after the search of the library. "Now she is detained for 48 hours. The court will decide on her arrest," - said the official. 

Natalia Sharina is accused of committing incitement to ethnic hatred and hostility, and humiliation of human dignity.

According to Russian investigators, during 2011-2015 years the director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature has been violating the Federal law "On combating extremist activity". They say that the woman spreaded the books of Ukrainian far-right Dmytro Korchynskyi among the visitors. His books and some other books with nationalist content are found extremist. After the library had been searched, the books that allegedly contain calls for anti-Russian propaganda were seized.

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