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Dec 9, 2007 Court fight looms as Germany seeks to outlaw Scientologists — The Sunday Times (UK)
The Sunday Times (UK)
The Church of Scientology vowed yesterday to invoke America’s help in its battle against the German government, which declared it unconstitutional last week in the first step towards an outright ban.
Sabine Weber, president of the church in Berlin, said the organisation would drag the German government through the courts and expected to win, with support from the US State Department.
“Criminal examinations [in the past] all ended in our favour,” said Weber.
Last Friday the German government gave the security ...
Nov 1, 2007 Spanish court rules Scientology can be listed as a religion — Google
MADRID (AFP) — A court in Spain has ruled in favour of listing the controversial Church of Scientology among the nation's official register of religions, according to a decision obtained by AFP Thursday. The administrative tribunal of Madrid's High Court ruled that a 2005 justice ministry decision to scrap the church from the register was "against the law." Responding to a petition filed by the church, the ruling said that no documents had been presented in court to demonstrate it was ...
Sep 14, 2007 Attorney General Abbott Charges Foreclosure Rescue Firm With Operating Unlawful Scam / Court freezes assets of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions — Texas Attorney General
Texas Attorney General
Attorney General Abbott Charges Foreclosure Rescue Firm With Operating Unlawful Scam
Court freezes assets of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions
HOUSTON – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a business with operating an unlawful foreclosure rescue scam that targeted struggling Texas homeowners. As a result, the 408th District Court issued a temporary restraining order and froze assets belonging to three businessmen who organized the scheme. According to court documents, the defendants fraudulently advertised that they could save homeowners from imminent foreclosures.
Sep 4, 2007 Scientology church before the courts? — 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 ...
Jul 13, 2007 St. Petersburg court shuts down Scientology Center (Russia) — Interfax
Jul 12, 2007 Russian court shuts down Scientology center in St. Petersburg: prosecutors — International Herald Tribune
International Herald Tribune
Moscow: A Russian court has ordered a center operated by the Scientology movement in St. Petersburg to be shut down, city prosecutors said Thursday, after accusing the organization of unlicensed teaching and other activities. The St. Petersburg City Court ordered the Scientology center closed after it agreed with prosecutors who said the center's operations were violating its charter. "The center was engaging in 'auditing' and 'purification' activities," prosecutors said in a statement. "Such practices were advertised by the organization as healthcare ...
Jul 11, 2007 Alleged family murderer too ill for court — News.com.au More: news.com.au
AN accused murderer allegedly denied medical treatment because of her parents' belief in Scientology was too ill to face a Sydney court today. The 25-year-old woman, who cannot be named, is accused of killing her father and her 15-year-old sister and seriously injuring her mother during a stabbing attack at the family home in Revesby, in Sydney's south-west, on Thursday. During an earlier court appearance, it was alleged the woman's parents refused to allow her follow-up treatment after she was diagnosed ...
Jul 9, 2007 Accused 'butchered' Scientologist family, court told — The Australian
A SYDNEY woman accused of fatally stabbing her father, sister and injuring her mother was denied psychiatric treatment by her parents who were Scientologists, a court was told today. The 24-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness in late 2006 and recommended follow-up treatment at Bankstown Hospital, in Sydney's south-west. Dr Mark Cross, the consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Services, said the woman's parents refused this treatment. “She had a ...
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