Common Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Penza region abolished by court
Penza, 18 August 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza regional court ruled on the administrative statement of claim of the regional Ministry of Justice of Russia on liquidation of a centralized religious organization Common Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Penza region.
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“The ministry claims that the organization allows gross repeated violations of Russian laws. Administrative defendant being notified at its legal address about the time and and place of the hearing, did not send its representative to the court or submitted any objections against the administrative claim,” the Penza regional court spokeswonam Natalia Bychenkova told PenzaNews on Thursday, August 18.
According to her, in 2015, the organization failed to submit to the authorized body the documents containing activity report, the governing body personal composition, the expenditure of funds and the use of other resources, including foreign.
“By the resolution as of June 2, 2015, the magistrate court, district No. 2 in Zheleznodorozhny district of Penza found the organization guilty of committing an administrative offense under Art. 19.7 of the Administrative Code “Failure to provide information.” The organization was fined in the amount of 3 thousand rubles,” Natalia Bychenkova explained.
She added that the defendant had not reported on its activities on the Internet or in the media since 2013.
“The unified state register of legal entities must contain the address of the legal entity, firt name and surname as well as the title of the person entitled to act on its behalf. Meanwhile, the court found that the administrative defendant is not located at the registered address. The Mufti of the organization, having the right to act on behalf of the legal entity without power of attorney, died in 2012 [according to the register, as a person entitled to act without power of attorney on behalf of the organization is Mufti Abbys Bibarsov]. Despite the warning in June 2014, the organization did not submit any information,” the regional court spokeswoman explained.
According to her, at the time of formation of the Common Spiritual Administration of Muslims, it included five local Muslim religious organizations, in 2005 their number reached 41, and currently only three - some of them were eliminated or became a part of other central organizations.
“Furthermore, according to an extract from the minutes as of the April 28, 2015 No. 1 of the extended meeting of the Presidium and the Office of the centralized religious organization “Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation” it was decided to eliminate the Common Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Penza region from their structure in connection with the actual lack of activity,” Natalia Bychenkova noted.
She stressed that the elimination of the Common Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Penza region does not entail the termination of activities of the organizations within its structure.