In Astrakhan, the informal leader of the local Scientologists were found guilty of violating Russian legislation on missionary activity is one of the laws of the “Spring package” and fined five thousand rubles a world court of the Kirov district. On it informs Agency “Interfax” with reference to the assistant Prosecutor of the Kirov district of the city of Elena liggio-Goryaeva.
According to her, a resident of Astrakhan born in 1964 organized the initiative group “Church of Scientology”, whose members in September, pitched a tent at the shopping center “Vastorg” telling everyone about the teachings of Ron Hubbard, thus engaging them in religious Association. While organized religious Association they are not officially registered.
“The promoter of this promotion along with supporters also staged a so-called “Volga goodwill tour”, which visited several cities, including Volgograd and Saratov, during which disseminated information about the works of Ron Hubbard,” said liggio-Goryaeva.
In the end, the world court of the Kirov area of Astrakhan the woman guilty under part 4 of article 5.26 of the administrative code (“missionary activities with violation of requirements of legislation on freedom of conscience, freedom of worship and about religious associations”) and sentenced her to the penalty of 5 thousand rubles.
In mid-October in Kemerovo by the “law of Spring” condemned the pastor of an unregistered Church “New generation” of Andrew Matuzova, fined 40 thousand rubles for illegal missionary activity. The reason was part 4 of article 5.26 of administrative code (“missionary activities with violation of requirements of legislation on freedom of conscience, freedom of worship and about religious associations”).
Earlier with criticism of the “law of Spring” was made by the representative of the Reformed Orthodox Church of Christ the Savior (Aristopia Kiev) Sergey Zhuravlev, who in August was detained in St. Petersburg for the sermon in the Jewish Messianic community and fined on five thousand roubles. He called his adversaries “persecutors of Christ” and promised to pray for them.
The package of laws, among other things, regulating missionary activity, limiting the opportunity to preach outside temples, prohibits preaching in dwellings and transfer to non-residential premises for religious activities was known as the “Spring package”, although its author was not only Deputy Irina Yarovaya, but the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defence United Russia Viktor Ozerov, as well as other MPs from the “United Russia” – Alexey Pushkov and Nadezhda Gerasimova.
The first one tried to bring to administrative responsibility according to “the law of Spring”, became Krishna from Dzerzhinsk Vadim Siberia, told in the city of Cherkessk (Karachay-Cherkessia) about their faith and gave the religious literature of two passers-by. However, the world court of Cherkessk 15 Aug stopped the case for lack of corpus delicti.
Since then, the number of such cases and prescribed courts of fines of the missionaries increased, and in Moscow even there Orthodox human rights analytical center, bringing together some “Orthodox lawyers” who pass the preachers of the police.