MOSCOW, February 28 - RAPSI, Anna Shubina. The Moscow City Court postponed until March 20 the consideration of the decision not to register the opposition PARNASSUS political party, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinew.com) reported from the courtroom on Tuesday.
The court opted to postpone the hearing because it does not have any information regarding whether one of the plaintiffs would like to participate in the trial.
PARNASSUS Secretary Konstantin Merzlikin called the postponement decision procrastination.
"We started considering the lawsuit last July, and the process has been considered for seven or eight months, but there has as of yet been no final decision," he said.
The party leaders are disputing the Zamoskvoretsky District Court's refusal to invalidate the Justice Ministry's decision not to register the PARNASSUS party.
The justice minister refused to re-register the party, citing that its charter "contains provisions contradicting the law on political parties and other federal laws." It was also revealed that the charter does not stipulate the continuous rotation of heads on the acting board.
Additionally, "it was established through selective examination that the party's documents contain data on citizens who died before the December 13, 2010 party meeting was held, as well as data on juveniles and individuals not registered at the stated residences," the ministry said.
Opposition leaders Boris Nemtsov, Vladimir Milov, Vladimir Ryzhkov and Mikhail Kasyanov announced the partys establishment in 2010.