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Germany drops attempt to ban Scientology

Title: Germany drops attempt to ban Scientology
Date: Friday, 21 November 2008
Publisher: Associated Press
Author: Michael Fischer
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Potsdam — Germany is dropping its pursuit of a ban on Scientology after finding insufficient evidence of illegal activity, security officials said Friday. Domestic intelligence services will continue to monitor the group, officials said. The German branch of the Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology has been under observation by domestic intelligence services for more than a decade. Top security officials asked state governments in December to begin gathering information on whether they had sufficient grounds to seek a ban. The Church ... [Read the rest at]