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Scientologists in privilege claim

Title: Scientologists in privilege claim
Date: Monday, 26 October 2009
Publisher: The Australian
Author: Natasha Bita
Main source: theaustralian.news.com.au

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THE Church of Scientology has invoked "confessional privilege" for its refusal to hand over files to the Queensland Coroner. An inquest into the death of Edward Alexander McBride – a soldier who killed himself two days after finishing one of the church's intensive courses in 2007 – revealed last week his "audit" file had been sent to the church's US headquarters. Scientology spokeswoman Vicki Dunstan yesterday said the file requested by the Coroner was "privileged and sacrosanct". "Essentially these are notations ... [Read the rest at theaustralian.news.com.au]