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Apr 6, 2010 La Cour de cassation valide un non-lieu en faveur de l'Eglise de Scientologie — Associated Press
Associated Press La Cour de cassation a validé l'arrêt de non-lieu en faveur de membres de l'Eglise de Scientologie mis en examen pour "escroquerie" et "exercice illégal de la médecine", a-t-on appris, mardi de source judiciaire. La cour a suivi le 30 mars la chambre de l'instruction de la cour d'appel de Paris qui avait déclaré irrecevable en mars 2009 l'appel interjeté par une association de victimes, l'UNADFI, dans ce dossier ouvert en 1989. Une information judiciaire avait été ouverte en 1989 après ... Sep 2, 2009 Le mystère des dossiers disparus ["The lost files mystery"] [English subtitles by Anonymous] — France W9 More:
original French version May 29, 2009 Infinite Complacency - The Paris Trial I
May 28, 2009 Scientology on trial in France: Can a religion be banned? — TIME Magazine
As a fiercely secular nation, France has always had an awkward relationship with religious groups. Officials often find themselves struggling to strike the delicate balance between maintaining church-state separation and honoring the right of citizens to express their faith. But in the current case against the U.S.-based Church of Scientology, authorities have abandoned their usual attempts at fine-tuning religion's standing in French society — instead, they want to ban Scientology from France altogether. In a long-awaited trial that opened this week, ...
May 26, 2009 Tom Cruise and a trial that could drive Scientology out of France — The Independent (UK)
The Independent (UK)
Movement accused of 'organised fraud' against two female members persuaded to part with €20,000 The Scientology movement went on trial in Paris yesterday for "organised fraud" in a case which could lead to the cult's organising bodies being outlawed in France. The French state prosecution service has failed to back the trial but denies that its decision was influenced by the lobbying of French politicians, including Nicolas Sarkozy before he became President, by leading Scientologists, including the actor Tom Cruise. After ...
May 22, 2009 Scientology trial set to begin — Channel 4 (UK)
Channel 4 (UK)
Are the secrets of Scientology about to be exposed in a French court? More4 News goes to Paris to find out. It sounds like a science, but calls itself a church, while opponents have other names for it. Despite celebrity followers such as John Travolta, the Church of Scientology is viewed with suspicion in some countries. Now the organisation faces a legal battle in France, with a trial starting next week threatening its operations there.
May 21, 2009 Infinite Complacency - Scientology on trial in France
Sep 18, 2008 Scientology Facing Murky Future in France — ABC News More:
rickross.com May 6, 2008 Faut-il réhabiliter la Scientologie ? (with unofficial English subtitles) — Canal M6
May 31, 2005 90 Minutes: Sarko et Cruise - Point commun... — Canal+ (France)
Jun 23, 2000 Church attacks new French anti-cult law — The Guardian (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
The French parliament yesterday adopted Europe's toughest anti-sect legislation yet, creating a controversial new crime of "mental manipulation" punishable by a maximum fine of £50,000 and five years imprisonment. The move was applauded by Alain Vivien, head of a government committee that has identified 173 dangerous quasi-religious groups in France, but was denounced by both the Church of Scientology and the Unification Church as fascist, anti-democratic and in breach of basic human rights laws. Current French law, described as "inadequate to ...
Feb 29, 2000 Report urges dissolution of Scientology church in France / Europe: Panel calls group a danger to the public and a threat to national security — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Feb 17, 2000 Modus Operandi: Infiltration — Paris Match
Feb 8, 2000 France urged to ban Scientology — BBC News
Nov 15, 1999 French scientologists guilty of fraud — BBC News
A court in the French city of Marseilles has found five members of the Church of Scientology guilty on fraud charges over courses offered by the organisation. The former leader of the church in southern France, Xavier Delamare, was sentenced to two years in jail, including 18 months suspended, and fined 16,000 dollars for manipulating people into giving money to the church. He will not return to jail because he has spent 17 weeks in pre-trial detention. Four more people were ...
May 9, 1999 Is Scientology above the law? — France 2
Nov 23, 1996 French Scientologist sentenced after church member's suicide — New York Times
Craig R. Whitney
New York Times
The founder and former head of the Church of Scientology in Lyons was convicted of fraud and involuntary homicide today in the death of a church member who committed suicide after going heavily into debt to pay the sect for counseling sessions.
A French tribunal sentenced the defendant, Jean-Jacques Mazier, to serve 18 months in prison, with an additional 18 months suspended, and fined him $100,000.
The eight-day trial, in the first week of October, also examined charges of fraud, attempted ...
Apr 29, 1992 La Marche du siècle [French] — France 3 More:
Part 2, Part 3 Jul 8, 1990 French Scientology president, 5 others arrested — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
PARIS — The president of the French branch of the Church of Scientology and five colleagues have been arrested in a probe of alleged fraud and illegal practice of medicine, court and church officials said Saturday. The president, Daniele Gounord, was arrested Friday in Paris along with the church's treasurer and the head of a church foundation. They were placed under court supervision, but not jailed Three officials of the Scientologists' branch in Lyon were arrested there in the last 10 ...
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