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Ex-Director of Ukrainian library in Moscow suffered broken spine, — lawyer
10:15, 28 May 2017
Ex-Director of Ukrainian library in Moscow suffered broken spine, — lawyer

Former director of Ukrainian library in Moscow, Natalia Sharina, got compression fracture to spine bone during escort, according to her lawyer

10:15, 28 May 2017

Photo by Maria Kolosova
Russian State Library

Natalia Sharina, ex-Director of Ukrainian library in Moscow, broke her spinal cord during transfer. This was reported to OVD-Info by Evgeny Smirnov, Sharina’s lawyer.

Ex-Director got hurt on October 29, 2015. She was being escorted from police department to temporary detention centre back then.

"Prisoner transport had hard seats, probably wooden or metallic. Driver did not slow down at the speed bump, vehicle shook and Sharina hit hear spine," lawyer told to human rights defenders.

Defense attached medical documents about Sharina’s health to the case, they say she is suffering from the consequences of compression fracture to spine bone.

As it is known, court hearing in Sharina’s case, who is accused of extremism and embezzlement, ended on May 25 in Meshchansky district court in Moscow. Prosecutor’s Office will ask for Sharina’s punishment on Monday, May 29.

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