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Belgium Clamps Down on Scientology Church

Title: Belgium Clamps Down on Scientology Church
Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Publisher: Brussels Journal
Author: Paul Belien
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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 ... [Read the rest at]