The city court of St. Petersburg was returned to the custody of the defendant in the case of Scientology

Saint-Petersburg. 21 Nov. INTERFAX – the St. Petersburg city court to re-incarcerate the defendant in a criminal case on extremism and illegal business members of the local community of Scientology, reports the United press service of the city court on Tuesday.

“Saint Petersburg city court quashed the decision of the Nevsky district court of Saint-Petersburg on changing the measure of restraint from detention to house arrest in respect of Yakub Sahib oglu Aliyev”, – stated in the message of the court.

After the arrest of Soltan Aliyev was already in custody. Later, the court refused to extend the measure of restraint and released him under house arrest. Now once again he was remanded in custody until 20 December 2017.

Resonant criminal case on illegal actions of Scientology of St. Petersburg are investigating the FSB. Were detained five people, including heads of local representative offices.

The leader of the local community of Scientologists Ivan Matsitskiy remains in custody, three of the defendant under house arrest. In particular, the lawyer of the organization Constance Esaulkova, Executive Director Galina Shurinova and Anastasia Terentyeva, which was responsible for the security and collection of information about members of the community.

The plot of this case involves two areas of illegal activities: incitement to hatred and illegal business. In court, the investigator of the FSB said that from January 2013 to June 2016, “the Church of Scientology” earned by selling Scientology programs more than 276 million rubles. In most organizations, “Interfax” have informed that have no earnings, as it does not conduct financially-economic activities.