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Nov 15, 1999 French scientologists guilty of fraud — BBC News
A court in the French city of Marseilles has found five members of the Church of Scientology guilty on fraud charges over courses offered by the organisation. The former leader of the church in southern France, Xavier Delamare, was sentenced to two years in jail, including 18 months suspended, and fined 16,000 dollars for manipulating people into giving money to the church. He will not return to jail because he has spent 17 weeks in pre-trial detention. Four more people were ...
Sep 20, 1999 Scientology trial opens in France — BBC News
Sep 9, 1999 Scientology faces French ban — BBC News
Jul 13, 1999 Cult or religion: What's the difference? — BBC News
Mar 19, 1998 Church of Scientology probes Herald reporter - Investigation follows pattern of harassment — Boston Herald
The Church of Scientology, stung by a five-part series in the Boston Herald that raised questions about its practices, has hired a private investigator to delve into the Herald reporter's private life. The Rev. Heber Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, confirmed that the church's Los Angeles law firm hired the private investigative firm to look into the personal life of reporter Joseph Mallia, who wrote the series. "This investigation will have to look at what's riving this" coverage, ...
Mar 9, 1998 Germany apologises to Switzerland for spying on Scientologists — BBC News
Germany has apologized to Switzerland following the arrest of a German official who's suspected of spying on the Church of Scientology there. The official who works for a government security agency in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has now been released on bail, but Swiss prosecutors say he remains under investigation. He faces charges of carrying out illegal business for a foreign state, working for a political information service and falsifying identity documents. Germany does not recognize Scientology as a religion ...
Nov 6, 1997 Concerns over church of Scientology — BBC News
Nov 6, 1997 German court undecided over Scientology — BBC News
Nov 6, 1997 What Is Scientology? — BBC News
Oct 27, 1997 German Scientologists Rally — BBC News
About two-thousand members of the Scientology movement have protested in the German capital, Berlin, against what they described as discrimination against religious minorities in Germany. Correspondents say the protest drew far fewer people than had been expected. The German authorities say scientology is not a religion but a dangerous profit-making extremist group. Its members are barred from political office in some parts of Germany and have been under surveillance by the German intelligence services. The group, which is recognised as a ...
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