Blog: Cassation I: How We Got Here - 2013-10-07
France's top court will next week rule whether the appeal court's fraud convictions against Scientology should stand. Here is how we got here .
France's top court will hand down its ruling on Scientology's appeals against convictions for organised fraud later this month, having heard their lawyers accuse the appeal court of having refused them a fair hearing .
The movement's lawyers said that the defendants and their legal team had walked out of their 2011 trial on appeal because, once the court had dismissed every legal objection they had lodged, their position had become untenable.