Bring the Persecution of Librarians to an End

Monday, 19 June 2017

FAIR has been closely following the case of Natalya Sharina, the former librarian of the Library for Ukranian Literature in Moscow.

Natalya was accused of inciting hatred or animosity toward a social group, and subsequently of misappropriation of funds. 

In light of the judgement in the case of Natalya Sharina, IFLA President, Donna Scheeder, has made another statement, underlining IFLA's disappointment with the judgement, and calling on Russia, and on governments everywhere, to bring the banning of books and the persecution of librarians to an end.
Read the full statement at