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French court cuts sentence of a Scientology church leader

Title: French court cuts sentence of a Scientology church leader
Date: Tuesday, 29 July 1997
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Main source: articles.latimes.com

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LYONS, France — A French appeals court reduced the sentence Monday for a Church of Scientology leader convicted of involuntary homicide in the suicide of a member. The case centered on the March 1988 suicide of Patrice Vic, 31, who jumped out a window. Prosecutors said Vic was under pressure from the church to take a $5,000 "purification treatment," including daily saunas and a diet low in sugar and high in vitamins. The lower court said in November that Jean-Jacques Mazier ... [Read the rest at articles.latimes.com]