Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Arts Journal - Words

Ex-Director Of Ukrainian Library In Moscow Convicted Of Inciting Hatred Of Russians

“Natalia Sharina was arrested in 2015 after a search of her Library of Ukrainian Literature found what officials described as anti-Russian propaganda. She denied the charges” and claimed that the books were planted by police. After spending 20 months under house arrest, she was convicted of inciting ethnic hatred and embezzling public funds; she was given a four-year suspended sentence.

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