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Scientologists take Belgium to court

Title: Scientologists take Belgium to court
Date: Friday, 30 November 2001
Publisher: Guardian Unlimited
Author: Andrew Osborn
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The Church of Scientology says it is suing the Belgian state over an official report that labelled it a dangerous sect and accused it of brainwashing. The lawsuit has been lodged as Belgium's authorities pursue a separate investigation of the group after allegations of fraud, forgery and tax evasion. Citing the European convention on human rights, the movement argues that it is a bona fide religious minority which has suffered discrimination at the hands of "intolerant" secular authorities and that its ... [Read the rest at]