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 Moscow court found guilty former director of Ukrainian Literature Library Sharina

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Meshchansky court of Moscow has found former director of Ukrainian Literature Library Nataliya Sharina guilty of extremism and embezzlement.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

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"Sharina's acts were aimed at incitement of national hatred and hostility, as well as humiliation of human dignity. Sharina committed embezzlement of funds for her own profit," the ruling by Judge Elena Gudovshnikova reads.

The state prosecution asked for five years of suspended sentence and banning Sharina from participating in public activities and state service.

The lawyers asked to justify the defendant and refuse the prosecutor's claim.

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Sharina was charged with incitement of national hatred and hostility, humiliation of human dignity, as well as embezzlement in large amount.

She allegedly was distributing Dmytro Korchynskyi's book among the Library's visitors in 2011-2015, and spent more than 2 million rubles of state budget on her own defense.

Sharina has been under house arrest since Oct. 30, 2015.
 
 
 
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