Blog: 36 ...defending the bookshop - 2009-10-25
June 17: SEL, France's network of Scientology bookshops, is the victim of a modern witch hunt in which the trappings of the movement's beliefs have been interpreted as evidence of its guilt, said SEL's lawyer.
"In this matter, I have the feeling that the object of this trial can be summed up in one word : faith," said Maître Louis Pamponet, representing SEL, the network of Scientology bookshops charged with organised fraud.
"But what faith are we talking about? Is it religious faith? The court has made it clear that this is not the subject, and I am happy with that."