Advisor of the Consulate General of Norway in St.-Petersburg Ekaterina Glukhova Thursday, November 3, was arrested at the airport of St. Petersburg Pulkovo. About this in his Facebook said the lawyer Ivan Pavlov.

“An hour ago Catherine Glukhov, who works as a Counsellor at the Consulate General of Norway in St. Petersburg, the FSB agents were detained at the airport Pulkovo. She was detained for boarding a flight to Moscow where we were supposed to fly out for a weekend in Tbilisi,” said the lawyer, explaining that Glukhov – his bride.

Later Pavlov wrote on his page in the social network, “the hostage” was released. “Catherine came to the lawyer Evgeny Smirnov. On time. Was just about to carry out the inspection of baggage of Katie” – he said. According to Pavlov, the reason for the detention was suspicion of drug trafficking. “Could come up with something more suitable for a pretext”, he said.

According to Ivan Pavlov, lawyer Gluhova at the time of inspection “tried to push him out of office, but then I hesitate witnesses”. As told Pavlov, Evgeny Smirnov “persevered and was present at the suitcase inspection of the Empress.” In the end, prohibited items in Luggage is not found and detained were released.

Lawyer St. Petersburg city bar Association Ivan Pavlov is currently engaged in the resonant case the Director of the Library of Ukrainian literature Natalia Sharina, the trial of which the day before started in Moscow.

Sharin initially suspected violation of paragraph 2 of article 282 (inciting hatred or hostility using his official position). Then she was accused of embezzlement in especially large size (part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code).

The amount of damage, which, according to investigators, struck Natalia Sharina, the prosecution on the eve of estimated at three and a half million rubles. According to investigators, Sharina spent funds intended lawyers libraries, for their own protection on the first criminal case of inciting hatred, which was discontinued in 2013. The guilt the defendant not guilty.

Protection Sharina believes her criminal case is political. Political “Ukrainian trail” in Sharina noted by the human rights centre “memorial” in its report on political prisoners in Russia.

Natalia Sharin detained in late October 2015. According to the investigation, from 2011 to 2015, she distributed among the visitors of the institution books of the Ukrainian nationalist Dmitry Korchynsky, previously recognized as extremist. The library staff claimed that forbidden literature was planted. In April, the investigation also accused Sharin embezzlement of library funds in 2011-2013 – pay the services of your attorney funds to the work of lawyers of the library.

Defenders are going to seek full justification Natalia Sharina. The next court hearing will be held on November 23.

In St. Petersburg detained adviser of the Norwegian Consulate 03.11.2016

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