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    elgium is going to prosecute Scientology:

    Dutch: http://www.tijd.be/nieuws/politiek_e...84893-3136.art

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    The federal prosecutor's after years of research done with his case against the 'Church of Scientology of Belgium. It continues the famous movement, with actor Tom Cruise as figurehead known as "criminal organization".

    The Church of Scientology of Belgium and two senior executives are also prosecuted for fraud, illegal medicine, various breaches of privacy and extortion. Learned that Time.
    A previous criminal investigation against scientology dragged on for years and years is still the Brussels pantry. This study began in 1997, but the file was about older facts. This is in contrast to the new file that the federal prosecutor now at the Brussels pantry pull. The subpoenas are only just sent to scientology.
    The association Scientology Church of Belgium, who three years ago moved from Brussels to Mechelen, exists since 1974. The Belgian department is very active - with all courses at companies, exhibitions, marathons, etc. - and will get the assistance of the European headquarters in Brussels.Employment contracts
    The judicial investigation focuses on the internal practices of the Belgian branch of Scientology. The result was a complaint from the Brussels Regional Employment on dubious contracts that Scientology issued it. The case ended up in the Brussels investigating judge Michel Claise, in April 2008 raids had carried.
    It would be a lot more incriminating evidence investigators have found. Besides the disguise of employment contracts to recruit volunteers and members, the court believes that there is extortion of members, the illegal use of pseudo-medicine and keeping records on all persons.
    While Scientology in several countries, including the United States, recognized as a religion, targeting the Belgian courts are on a strict condemnation. Probably still provide more impact than the conviction in 2009 of Scientology in Paris, where a fine was imposed, but no ban.
    The federal prosecutor refused Thursday to comment on the case file. Also at the Church of Scientology of Belgium was nobody willing to respond.
    If I have the time, I will do more later.

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    ...and a happy New Year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevAnon View Post
    elgium is going to prosecute Scientology:

    Dutch: http://www.tijd.be/nieuws/politiek_e...84893-3136.art

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    If I have the time, I will do more later.
    I love google translate :D

    But the message is still clear .. extortion, illegal medicine, nobody from scientology would respond. Perhaps they'll say we don't do those things any more, and it was just a few bad apples that have now been expelled...


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    then he never did heal himself using Dianetics principles,
    then Dianetics is based on a lie, and then Scientology is based on a lie." - Tommy Davis


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    Hip hip...!

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    Short english version. Says they are trying to set an international precedent.


    http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetail...15&language=en

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    Translation of a French article published in the December 28, 2012 edition of the Belgian daily newspaper L'Écho:
    Belgium to prosecute Church of Scientology

    December 28, 2012

    After several years of investigation, the Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office has decided to launch court proceedings against the Church of Scientology of Belgium as a "criminal organization." The summonses for this matter were recently sent to the cult.

    According to information gathered by our colleagues at the Tijd daily newspaper, the Belgian branch of the American cult and two of its senior officials are also accused of fraud, the illegal practice of medicine, various violations of the privacy protection law, and extortion.

    An earlier investigation that began 1997 has been stalled for years and is still with the Council Chamber in Brussels.

    The Church of Scientology of Belgium moved from Brussels to Malines (Mechelen) three years ago and has been present in Belgium since 1974.

    The Belgian branch of the organization is very active (via myriad "courses" for businesses, exhibitions, marathons, etc.), and it receives logistical and financial support from the cult's European headquarters, which continues to be located in Brussels.

    The new investigation by the prosecutor's office mainly revolves around the organization's internal practices. The starting point was a complaint by the regional employment services in Brussels concerning work contracts advertised by the "church" for volunteers and members.

    The case landed on the desk of judge Michel Claise, who commissioned searches in April 2008. The documents that were seized allegedly provided evidence of extortion of members, of pseudo-medical practices, and the collection of information of a private nature.

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    I hope the Belgians don't waffle on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevAnon View Post
    Belgium is going to prosecute Scientology:

    Dutch: http://www.tijd.be/nieuws/politiek_e...84893-3136.art

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    If I have the time, I will do more later.
    Thank you for posting this!
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    Just posted a report at Infinite Complacency.

    Thanks once again to mnql1 for the invaluable media trawl.

    Federal prosecutors in Belgium have charged Scientology's
    Belgian operation and two leading executives with fraud and
    extortion among other offences. And it looks like they have
    learned from the Paris convictions.


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    Story is being picked up by other news organizations

    Times247:


    Belgium's public prosecutors have decided to prosecute the Church of Scientology in Belgium as a criminal organisation.

    Belgian media reports Friday said the organisation and several of its members face charges of extortion, fraud, and illegal practice of medicine.

    The Atlantic Wire and Huffington Post are also covering it.
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