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Cult prosecuted over safety of commune

Title: Cult prosecuted over safety of commune
Date: Thursday, 9 December 1993
Publisher: The Independent (UK)
Author: Tim Kelsey
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THE Church of Scientology, one of Britain's largest cults, is being prosecuted by a local authority for failing to ensure one of its largest communes is safe for human habitation. The Independent has been leaked documents from the church headquarters that show it may have misled safety inspectors over the number of adults and children living in the commune. The church, founded by L Ron Hubbard, an American science fiction writer, after the Second World War, has its European headquarters in ... [Read the rest at]