Library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow said the civil suit for 2.4 million rubles to its suspended Director Natalia Sharina, accused of extremism and embezzlement.
This was reported by her lawyer , Ivan Pavlov, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
«The library decided to present Sharina civil suit for 2.4 million rubles,» — said Pavlov.
Meanwhile, according to him, the prosecution witnesses at the hearings testified in favor of Sharina.
The prosecution said that Sharina caused damage for the sum more than 2 million rubles.
«Sharina in connection with his position, violating the law, organized the receipt of payment orders from the settlement account of Department of Finance of the city of Moscow to the account of the Moscow bar Association with a total amount of 297 thousand rubles. Thus was made the damages in the above amount,» — said the Prosecutor.
In addition, according to the materials of the case, Sharina was caught stealing $ 1 million 881 thousand rubles, arranging work friends her lawyer, listing their salaries and providing them with health insurance.
Recall that Sharina is under house arrest since 30 October 2015. She was charged under article 282 («inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity») and part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code («Misappropriation or embezzlement, committed by an organized group in especially large size»).
As reported, 28 Oct 2015 in the Library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow was searched, during which Russian investigators allegedly found extremist literature. In respect of the library Director, Natalia Sharina was a criminal case under article «incitement of national hatred and enmity».
5 APR 2016 Sharina was also charged under the article on embezzlement. All charges Sharina rejects. The human rights center «memorial» recognized her as a political prisoner.
15 August, the Russian Prosecutor’s office approved the indictment in the case of Sharina.
On 15 September it was reported that the investigation was a fourth time indicted in the final version the Director of the Library of Ukrainian literature Natalia Sharina in the case of extremism and embezzlement.
The defence has repeatedly stated that the investigation eventually failed to articulate what actions of the library Director are considered as criminal.
From Sharina require 2 million rubles, but the prosecution witnesses testify in her favor 20.01.2017