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New French law blocks Scientology dissolution

Title: New French law blocks Scientology dissolution
Date: Monday, 14 September 2009
Publisher: Reuters
Authors: Thierry Leveque, Nicolas Bertin, Sophie Hardach
Main source: nytimes.com

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PARIS (Reuters) - A new French law means the Church of Scientology cannot be dissolved in France even if it is convicted of fraud, it has emerged during a trial of the organisation. A prosecutor has recommended that a Paris court dissolve the church's French branch, which has been charged with fraud after complaints by former members who say they gave huge sums to the church for spiritual classes and "purification packs." The Church of Scientology's French arm denies fraud. Whatever ... [Read the rest at nytimes.com]