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Scientologists win rights case against Russia

Title: Scientologists win rights case against Russia
Date: Thursday, 1 October 2009
Publisher: Associated Press
Main source: seattletimes.nwsource.com

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STRASBOURG, France — Russia's ban on the Church of Scientology is illegal, the European Court of Human Rights said Thursday in a binding ruling. The court said Russia cannot ban the Church of Scientology just because it has not been in the country for long and awarded each of the groups euro5,000 ($7,270) in damages. The groups together also received euro10,000 ($14,500) for costs, which they shared. The case was brought to the Strasbourg-based court by two Russian Scientology branches that ... [Read the rest at seattletimes.nwsource.com]