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U.S. challenges German stand on Scientology

Title: U.S. challenges German stand on Scientology
Date: Monday, 27 January 1997
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: Thomas W. Lippman
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WASHINGTON — The State Department's annual survey of human rights conditions around the world will contain expanded, toughened language criticizing Germany for restrictions on the Church of Scientology and its members, administration officials say. The report, to be issued Wednesday, will chastise Germany for what a senior administration official called "a campaign of harassment and intimidation" against the controversial church. He said the United States, seeking to protect religious freedom, has urged Germany through diplomatic channels "not to prosecute people for ... [Read the rest at]