Blog: 38 The Great Escape? - 2009-09-15
Sept. 15: A hitherto unnoticed change in French law will prevent a court from dissolving the two Scientology organisations charged in the Paris trial, as prosecutors had recommended.
Judges will not be able to follow the prosecutors' recommendations to shut down two organisations charged in the Paris trial of Scientology thanks to a law passed just before the case was tried.
The law, voted May 12, was part of a package designed to simplify existing legislation. But buried in a long list of measures was one removing the power of judges to order the dissolution of an organisation found guilty of fraud.