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Dec 28, 1997 Church of Scientology Hits Critics Where They Live — Seattle Times
Dec 12, 1997 Ex-Scientologist wins $6 million after 17-year fight — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California) More: link
Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Tort, intentional infliction of emotion distress,
Bench decision: Amendment of judgment - $6,025,857
($4,649,328 renewed judgment plus $1,376,529 accrued
Case/Number: Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of
California / C332027.
Court/Date: L.A. Superior Central / Oct. 29, 1997.
Judge: John P. Shook.
Attorneys: Plaintiff - Craig J. Stein (Gartenberg, Jaffe,
Gelfand & Stein, LLP, L.A.); Daniel A. Leipold, Cathy Shipe,
Robert F. Donohue (Hagenbaugh & Murphy, Orange); Lita
Schlosser (Encino); Ford Greene (Hub Law Offices, San
Dec 12, 1997 Scientology in Germany — International Herald Tribune
William C. Walsh
International Herald Tribune
Regarding "Reassessing U.S.-German Friendship" (Special Report, Dec. 9) by John Dornberg:
Mr. Dornberg writes that claims of discrimination against Scientologists in Germany are "ludicrous."
As human rights counsel for the Church of Scientology of Germany, I must inform you that Mr. Dornberg's statement is flatly incorrect. I have personally documented hundreds of cases of Scientologists who have been seriously discriminated against in Germany. In some cases they have been forced to leave their country and seek asylum abroad.
Scientologists in Germany ...
Dec 9, 1997 Behind Facade of Harmony, Nations Are Far Apart on Some Basic Issues — International Herald Tribune
Nov 8, 1997 U.S. Immigration Court Grants Asylum to German Scientologist — New York Times
New York Times
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 7 — A Federal immigration court judge has granted asylum to a German member of the Church of Scientology who claimed that she would be subjected to religious persecution had she been required to return to her homeland, the woman's lawyer and a Scientology official said today. While few details of the case were available, it is believed to be the first time the United States has given asylum protection to a Scientologist. The Church of Scientology has ...
Nov 6, 1997 Concerns over church of Scientology — BBC News
Nov 6, 1997 German court undecided over Scientology — BBC News
Oct 28, 1997 Germany vs. Scientology // Group goes to court to seek status as a religion, not business — Seattle Times
BERLIN — A day after thousands of Scientologists demanded religious freedom in Germany, the Church of Scientology was trying to convince a German court today that it is a religion. A favorable decision by Germany's highest administrative court would entitle the group to benefits such as tax-exempt status and the freedom to recruit followers. The Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology won a legal battle in July when a court in the Baden-Wuerttemberg state capital, Stuttgart, ruled that Scientology was a religious ...
Oct 28, 1997 Scientologists' largest German protest march held in Berlin — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
BERLIN — Speaking from a vast video screen, actor John Travolta told a mass rally of Scientologists here Monday that there is no excuse for government discrimination against religious bodies. Singing and chanting, adherents from Germany, the United States and across Europe joined the L.A.-based Church of Scientology's largest demonstration in Germany against what it said is official discrimination against religious minorities. "Scientology is our religion," Travolta said in the video message, taped in Los Angeles. "It has helped us a ...
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 ...
Sep 1, 1997 Scientology: The science fiction religion — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
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