May 18, 2022

UPDATE: Russia Seeks Suspended Sentence For Ukrainian Library Director

From Radio Free Europe:

Russian prosecutors are seeking a five-year suspended sentence for the former head of Moscow’s Ukrainian Literature Library, [Natalya Sharina], who is accused of extremism and embezzlement in a case that has been denounced by rights activists.


A suspended sentence would mean that Sharina would not be imprisoned.


The respected Russian human rights group Memorial considers Sharina a political prisoner.

NOTE: infoDOCKET has been following this story since October 2015. Our post from early 2017 includes links to many of these items.

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