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Belgian prosecutor recommends classifying Church of Scientology as criminal

Title: Belgian prosecutor recommends classifying Church of Scientology as criminal
Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Publisher: JURIST
Author: Alexis Unkovic
Main source: jurist.law.pitt.edu

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[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 ... [Read the rest at jurist.law.pitt.edu]