Investigation into case against director of library of Ukrainian literature prolonged until January 28


Investigation into case against director of library of Ukrainian literature prolonged until January 28

MOSCOW. Dec 25 (Interfax) - The investigation into the case against Natalya Sharina, director of the Ukrainian Literature Library, who is accused of disseminating extremist materials, has been prolonged until January 28, an Interfax correspondent has reported, citing an investigator’s statement made in the Presnensky court, which is considering the issue of prolonging Sharina’s house arrest.

The investigator is asking for Sharina’s house arrest to be prolonged until January 28.

The Ukrainian Literature Library was searched on October 28. Sharina, 58, the director of the library, was later detained and a criminal case was opened against her on the basis of the article dealing with “the fanning of ethnic hatred and feud and belittling a person’s dignity.” She denies her guilt.

According to the Russian Investigative Committee, the case was opened after investigators found out that the library offered visitors a book by Dmytro Korchynsky, which was previously qualified as extremist by a Russian court ruling that banned the book’s use.

Oh dear, a common person of Russia placed under arrest for a book in the library, there must be a wee bit more to the story, if she is not part of the ruling reportedly corrupt elite, I wonder if we will see a defense of her plight.


so who is the ethnic hatred against?


I gather Russia but the woman says the book in question is not even stamped as the libraries property.

Moreover, she and other employees of the library assert that the books recognised as extremist that were confiscated from the library did not have a library stamp, were not numbered and were most likely planted to obtain a reason to open a criminal case.

One of the people who complained about the library is Dmitry Zakharov, a city council member in Moscow’s Yakimanka district. But Zakharov’s demand for an investigation into the ‘Russophobic’ library is not his first attempt to climb on the current bandwagon. Zakharov has previously accused the capital’s Ukrainian Cultural Centre of spreading anti-Russian propaganda, accused a TV soap opera of ‘homosexual propaganda’ and sent a pig’s head to David Cameron.

How do they know he sent such to PM Cameron I wonder?


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