MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Judge Yves Regimont described the persecution's accusations as "incomplete, inaccurate and inconsistent," the RTBF public broadcaster reported.
Investigators, who had been probing the church fore nearly 20 years, were criticized by the judge for seeking to persecute the religious organization for its doctrine rather than pursuing to indict the church or its members on specific criminal charges, according to the broadcaster.
The Church of Scientology was founded in 1954 by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard in the United States. Since its inception, the church as faced a number of criticisms and has been accused of being a cult and a commercial venture, as well as of harassing those perceived as its enemies.
While gaining an official religious status in some countries, other countries have classified the organization as a cult and a sect. In late 2015, a Moscow court banned the local branch of the church on grounds of non-compliance with the federal law on the freedom of religion.