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Jun 3, 2010
Scientology's list [Unofficial English translation] — L'Espresso (Italy)
More: Original article in Italian
Type: Press
Author(s): Tommaso Cerno
Source: L'Espresso (Italy)
Secret lists seized at the sect's Torino chapter. Dozens of files containing the names of members and even enemies: politicians, judges, journalists Officially, he has never existed. He is a follower like all the others, a Scientology staff member who ministers to the souls of the richest and most controversial sect on the planet. In reality, however, his job is more delicate. He is part of Department 20, a parallel structure on which the security of the church founded by Ron ...
May 20, 2010
Information on 'enemies of Scientology found' in Italian police raid — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick Squires
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
During a nine-hour search of the offices, Carabinieri officers are said to have discovered a cache of files hidden in a basement behind a locked door. The files allegedly contained personal information relating to judges, magistrates, journalists and police who had reportedly been deemed hostile to the US-based Church of Scientology, Italian media reported. Police seized computers as well as handwritten files, which are also said to contain details of former members of the religious movement. The raid was ordered by ...
May 20, 2010
Turin police raid Scientology chapter // Sect suspected of inappropriately using sensitive personal data — ANSA (Italy)
Type: Press
Source: ANSA (Italy)
(ANSA) — Turin, May 20 - Police raided a local Scientology chapter here and discovered a hidden archive which contained not only information on the group's members but also on the sect's 'enemies', the Turin daily La Stampa reported on Thursday. Police were acting on a warrant issued by magistrates who have opened a probe into the religion which is suspected of violating laws governing the handling of personal information. According to La Stampa, police searched the chapter on Via Bersezio ...
Tag(s): ANSA (Italy)ItalyPoliceRaid
Apr 8, 2010
The falsehoods of the Scientology press release about the lawsuit for damages against Maria Pia Gardini — MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
More: Original link
Type: Press
Author(s): Gianni Leone
Source: MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
[Unofficial English translation by Anonymous of an article in Itialian entitled, "Le falsità del comunicato stampa di Scientology in merito alla richiesta di risarcimento danni a Maria Pia Gardini"] [Quoted] you can read the press release of Scientology, my answer [follows each quoted passage]. The National Church of Scientology of Italy has brought proceedings against Mrs. Maria Pia Di Gasparro Gardini for damages totaling two million euros. Scientology forgot to state that this is what they are asking for ...
Mar 31, 2010
Scientology suing Maria Pia Gardini for 2 million euros [Unofficial English translation of an Italian article] — MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
More: Original article
Type: Press
Author(s): Gianni Leone
Source: MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
Scientology is suing Maria Pia Gardini for 2 million euros and has cowardly decided not to face off against the publisher, Edizioni Paoline, or to sue the journalist co-author of her books, Albert Laggia. The persecutory intentions of the well-known psycho-sect, which is at the center of controversy and trials around the world, are clear. In the citation [dated March 30, 2010 and available in Italian in a PDF file], Maria Pia Gardini is accused of having "behaved and spoken on ...
Jan 12, 2010
Daughters of St. Paul unfazed by threats from Church of Scientology — Catholic News Agency
Type: Press
Source: Catholic News Agency
Rome, Italy, Jan 12, 2010 / 09:09 pm (CNA) — In Italy, the pre-Christmas release of the book "The Courage to Speak Out - Stories of ex-Scientologists" was met with a promise from the National Church of Scientology of Italy to bring legal action against the author and "whomever has assisted her." A spokeswoman for the book's publisher told CNA that, as of yet, no such action has been taken against them. "The Courage to Speak Out" includes stories from 14 ...
Jan 6, 2010
Church of Scientology Sues Daughters of St. Paul for Publishing Book by Catholic — Catholic Online
Dec 1, 2009
Il coraggio di parlare. Storie di fuoriusciti da Scientology [Italian] [English: "The Courage to Speak. Stories of defectors from Scientology"] — Paoline Editoriale Libri (Italy)
Nov 12, 2009
E Scientology diffidò Maria Pia Gardini e le Edizioni Paoline [Italian] [English: "And Scientology warned Maria Pia Gardini and Editions Pauline"] — MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
Nov 4, 2009
"Schiavizzata da Scientology" [Unofficial English translation: "Enslaved by Scientology"] — La Stampa (Italy)
More: original
Nov 1, 2009
Scientology's response — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Church spokesman Tommy Davis says the Times' sources admitted they left Scientology because they could not meet the church's strict ethical standards. Now they are lying, he says, and the Times is helping advance their agenda. Here is the Church of Scientology's response to their allegations, submitted as a 10-page letter: + + + CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 15 October 2009 VIA HAND DELIVERY Mr. Joe Childs Mr. Tom Tobin St. Petersburg Times 490 First Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 ...
May 6, 2008
Faut-il réhabiliter la Scientologie ? (with unofficial English subtitles) — Canal M6
Jan 21, 2008
French Scientologists arrested in Italy — Javno
Type: Press
Source: Javno
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 5, 2002
Egypt jails two Scientologists — UPI
Type: Press
Author(s): Issandr El Amrani
Source: UPI
United Press International (05.03. 2002) /- HRWF International Secretariat (14.03.2002) C Website - Two members of the Church of Scientology are being held by Egyptian authorities under charges of "contempt of religion." They are accused of trying to spread their doctrines "with the aim of sparking riots." "Contempt of religion" is a charge that has come up increasingly often in Egypt in recent years. Similar accusations have been used against other non-mainstream religious groups or to punish groups whose activities ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 1, 2001
France arms itself with legal weapon to fight sects // Law to shield the vulnerable worries main churches — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jon Henley
Source: The Guardian (UK)
France has become the first country in the world to introduce specific legislation aimed at controlling the activities of cults. The objective is to combat the 175-odd movements of a quasi-religious nature considered a danger to society. The Scientology movement and the Unification Church of the Rev Sun Myung Moon immediately denounced the bill - endorsed almost unanimously on Wednesday by national assembly deputies - as anti-democratic and in breach of human rights laws. Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders have expressed ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 29, 1999
Abroad: Critics public and private keep pressure on Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Lucy Morgan
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientology leaders say they want peace. They say they want to stay out of court. But with both foes at home and foes abroad, that goal may be elusive. The spiritual home of the Church of Scientology is in Clearwater, but for many years now its leaders have had worldwide ambitions. But as disciples have carried L. Ron Hubbard's teachings away from America's shore, the reception has been almost universally chilly at best – and at times openly hostile. At one ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 16, 1997
Who can stand up? — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Frank Rich
Source: New York Times
Can anyone stand up to the Church of Scientology? Such was the plaintive question asked by The St. Petersburg Times in an editorial last week, and with good reason. The great American religious saga of the 1990's may be the rise to power of a church that has successfully brought the Internal Revenue Service, the State Department and much of the American press to heel even as it did an end-run around the courts. As Douglas Frantz reported in The New ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 6, 1997
Nightmare on the Net — Denver Westword News
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Prendergast
Source: Denver Westword News
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology. Strange things happen around Lawrence Wollersheim. His businesses collapse. His Boulder apartment gets raided by federal marshals, his computers seized. When college students offer to help him rebuild his computer bulletin-board system, they receive threatening phone calls–anonymous voices urging them to stay away from Larry. A California judge who presided over a lawsuit in which Wollersheim was the plaintiff told reporters he'd encountered a lot ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 6, 1997
Germany versus Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Feb 1, 1997
Victims or VILLAINS? — The Weekend Australian
Jan 27, 1997
U.S. criticizes Germany on Scientology — Washington Post
Nov 10, 1993
Condannata la "chiesa" di Scientology [Judgment made against the "church" of Scientology] — La Republica (Italy)
Jul 4, 1991
Court acquits some Scientology followers, convicts others — Associated Press
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
MILAN, Italy (AP) — A Milan court has acquitted 67 Scientology followers of charges ranging from criminal association to tax evasion, but it convicted six others of deceiving confused people. While not ruling that the group is a church, as Scientologists contend, the court said Wednesday that it is a non-profit organization and thus need not report to the Italian tax office. The trial was brought after a five-year investigation into activities of Scientology centers in Italy after disenchanted followers filed ...
Jul 18, 1989
Church group plans to expand: Scientology courses to be taught in new building — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 29, 1989
75 Scientologists go on trial today — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ruth E. Gruber
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
ROME - Seventy-five members of the Church of Scientology's Italian operation go before a Milan court today to face a long list of charges ranging from fraud, extortion and tax evasion to the illegal practice of medicine and taking advantage of incapacitated people. "It should be a lively court session," said the Milan daily Il Giornale, predicting possible courtroom demonstrations by Scientology sympathizers. The Scientologists have hired some of Milan's most prominent lawyers to defend them and are expected to base ...
Dec 6, 1986
Police crack down on Scientologists — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
Authorities said Saturday they closed all 16 Italian offices of the Church of Scientology and seized books, documents and financial records. The raids began Thursday and involved Treasury and Carabinieri paramilitary police. Officials also announced the closing of 11 Narconon drug rehabilitation centers, but did not elaborate on the connection. Raids were conducted in 20 cities including Milan, Turin, Florence, Rome, Genoa and Naples. The last one was Saturday when police shut down a recently opened Scientology office in the eastern ...
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