Chief accountant of St. Petersburg Church of Scientology released from detention - 2019-05-14
Sakhib Aliyev, chief accountant of the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg charged with extremism and illegal business, has been released from detention and put under house arrest until August 19, the United press service of St. Petersburg courts has told RAPSI.
The St. Petersburg City Court has therefore dismissed the investigators' petition to extend Aliyev's detention.
However, the religious group's leader Ivan Matsitsky will stay jailed for another three months.
Three other defendants in the case are the organization's executive director Galina Shurinova, chief of the official matters department Anastasia Terentyeva and her assistance Constance Yesaulkova. They have been placed under house arrest.