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Germany will place Scientology under nationwide surveillance

Title: Germany will place Scientology under nationwide surveillance
Date: Saturday, 7 June 1997
Publisher: New York Times
Author: Alan Cowell
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BONN, June 6 — The German authorities decided today to place the Scientology movement under nationwide surveillance for one year, their sharpest action yet in a long battle against a group they say is bent on undermining their democratic society. The decision, which critics called authoritarian and impractical, means that Scientologists' mail may be intercepted, their phones tapped and their offices infiltrated by undercover agents posing as adherents. The organization said it would contest the decision in court. By making public ... [Read the rest at]