A lawyer associated with Ivan Matsitsky, a senior Russian Scientologist who has been held in jail for over 18 months, has expressed concern over his continued incarceration after three appeals judges decided to send the case back to the Russian authorities for further investigation until May.

The judge’s decision comes just over two months after the St Petersburg City Court postponed an appeal filed against Judge Yevgeny Isakov by Matsitsky’s defence lawyer.

The court’s decision was condem...

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