A Former Scientologist Got A Protection Visa As A Victim Of Human Trafficking - 2016-09-23
Venezuelan man Jose Navarro was 20 when he became a Scientologist and went aboard Freewinds, the church's 440-foot luxury cruise ship, as a chef in 1993. Flag Ship Service Organization/Scientology.org / Via scientology.org ID: 9655245
"The [other trainee Scientologists] were very jealous," Navarro told journalist Steve Cannane, the author of a new book Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia.
Based on years of interviews and research, Cannane looks at how Scientology, a philosophy-cum-religion founded in 1954 by American sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard, was exported to Australia. The book accuses Scientologists of carrying out intimidation tactics, false imprisonment and coerced abortions in Australia.