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Chased by their church: When you try to leave Scientology, they try to bring you back

Title: Chased by their church: When you try to leave Scientology, they try to bring you back
Date: Saturday, 31 October 2009
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Authors: Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Main source: tampabay.com

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For years, the Church of Scientology chased down and brought back staff members who tried to leave. Ex-staffers describe being pursued by their church and detained, cut off from family and friends and subjected to months of interrogation, humiliation and manual labor. One said he was locked in a room and guarded around the clock. Some who did leave said the church spied on them for years. Others said that, as a condition for leaving, the church cowed them into signing ... [Read the rest at tampabay.com]