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Court rules surveillance of Scientology legal

Title: Court rules surveillance of Scientology legal
Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Publisher: Deutsche Welle
Main source: dw-world.com

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A German court has deemed that the country's government is within its rights to watch over the Church of Scientology. But the debate over whether Scientology is a sect or a genuine religion is sure to continue. An administrative appellate court in Muenster handed down the verdict in the case, brought by the Scientology organization, which challenged an early decision allowing government surveillance. The Muenster judges found that the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution was within its authority ... [Read the rest at dw-world.com]