Siberian Librarian Fined for Providing Banned Book

NOVOKUZNETSK, November 9 (RIA Novosti) – A librarian from the Siberian city of Novokuznetsk was convicted of disseminating banned books and fined 2,000 rubles ($63), the regional police department said on Friday.

The 55-year-old chief librarian of a local library faced criminal proceedings after a reader requested a book from the federal list of extremist materials and she granted his request. The reader brought the book to the local FSB department.

“The woman denied that she was the one who gave the book to the reader, but soon admitted her guilt and repented,” police said. “The chief librarian said she found out that the book was on the list of extremist materials only the next day.”

The book was seized. Police did not disclose its title or author, saying it might cause unnecessary interest in extremist literature.


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