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Reference materials Vlaams Belang (political party of Belgium)
10 matching items found between Jul 2007 and Dec 2007. Furthermore, there are 11 matching items for all time not shown.
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Nov 4, 2007
Belgium builds case against Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Susan Taylor Martin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Prosecutors call the church a "criminal organization." The church says it's a "witch hunt." BRUSSELS — It all began with a woman who wanted her money back. In 1997 a former member of the Church of Scientology, unhappy with courses she had taken, tried to get a refund of 700,000 Belgian francs - about $17,000. Authorities began looking into the church's finances and interviewing people. Now, 10 years and 76 cartons of documents later, prosecutors say the evidence points to one ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 6, 2007
Charges against Scientology in Belgium — Radio Netherlands
Type: Press
Author(s): Dave McGuire
Source: Radio Netherlands
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 5, 2007
Belgium charges Scientologists with extortion — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Sep 5, 2007
Belgium: Scientology Faces Criminal Charges — New York Times
Type: Press
Source: New York Times
A Belgian prosecutor recommended that the Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology stand trial on charges of fraud and extortion, after a 10-year investigation. The prosecutor, Jean-Claude Van Espen, said that up to 12 people from the church should face charges and that his inquiry had concluded that Scientology’s Brussels-based Europe office and its Belgian missions had conducted unlawful practices in medicine, violated privacy laws and used illegal business contracts. The Church of Scientology said it would fight the charges.
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 5, 2007
Scientologists charged in Belgium — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: The Age (Australia)
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 5, 2007
Scientology branded a 'criminal organisation' and may face charges — The Scotsman (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alastair Dalton
Source: The Scotsman (UK)
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 4, 2007
Belgian prosecutor recommends classifying Church of Scientology as criminal — JURIST
Type: Press
Author(s): Alexis Unkovic
Source: JURIST
[JURIST] Belgian prosecutor Jean-Claude Van Espen said Tuesday that the Church of Scientology [church website] should be classified as a criminal organization after completing a 10-year investigation into the church's activities. Van Espen also recommended that the Church and a dozen of its adherents should face criminal charges of fraud and extortion in Belgium [JURIST news archive], where the Church is not deemed an official religious group [IRNA report]. The Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office also alleges that the Church of Scientology ...
Tag(s): Alexis UnkovicBelgiumJURIST
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 4, 2007
Belgium Clamps Down on Scientology Church — Brussels Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Belien
Source: Brussels Journal
The Belgian authorities have indicted the Belgian chapter of the Church of Scientology, the European headquarters of the Church, as well as 12 of its leading members. According to the office of Public Prosecutor Jean-Claude Van Espen Scientology is a criminal organization which has committed several crimes including extortion, fraud, violations of the trade law, violations of the privacy law and the illegal practice of medicine. On 30 September 1999, 120 Belgian police officers raided 25 Scientology offices and seized tons ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 4, 2007
Scientology church before the courts? — Flanders.news
Type: Press
Source: Flanders.news
The chance is real that several leading figures in the Church of Scientology in Belgium could be issued with court summonses. The Federal Judicial Authorities plan to prosecute the church for being a criminal organisation that has defrauded its members. The judicial authorities opened their investigation into the Scientology movement in Belgium back in 1997, after having received tip-offs from ex-members of the church. All aspects of the Scientology Church's practises were gone through with a fine tooth comb. Now the ...
Tag(s): BelgiumFlanders.newsLegal
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 4, 2007
Scientology faces criminal charges — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Constant Brand
Source: Associated Press
A Belgian prosecutor on Tuesday recommended that the U.S.-based Church of Scientology stand trial for fraud and extortion, following a 10-year investigation that concluded the group should be labeled a criminal organization. Scientology said it would fight the criminal charges recommended by investigating prosecutor Jean-Claude Van Espen, who said that up to 12 unidentified people should face charges. Van Espen's probe also concluded that Scientology's Brussels-based Europe office and its Belgian missions conducted unlawful practices in medicine, violated privacy laws and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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