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Scientology criminal, says senator Nick Xenophon

Title: Scientology criminal, says senator Nick Xenophon
Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Publisher: The Australian
Author: Natasha Bita
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THE Church of Scientology is a "criminal organisation" hiding behind religion, the Senate was told last night. Independent senator Nick Xenophon tabled explosive letters from former Scientology officials and staff alleging a litany of abuses, including coerced abortions, assault, imprisonment, covering up sexual abuse, embezzlement of church funds and blackmail. Senator Xenophon, who said he had referred the allegations to police, demanded a Senate inquiry into the church. And he questioned the tax-exempt status given to the church, which he said ... [Read the rest at]