Blog: Cassation II: 'An Impossible Defence' - 2013-10-08

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F0.png Cassation II: 'An Impossible Defence' October 8, 2013, Jonny Jacobsen, Infinite Complacency

It was not the role of the Paris Court of Appeal to act as a chamber of inquisition, a Scientology lawyer told France's top court.

"Nobody expects..." Scientology had three lawyers at the Cour de Cassation in Paris, representing the individuals and the two organisations appealing their convictions.

The first two lawyers focussed not just on the legal issues surrounding the trial on appeal but on what they insisted was the broader political context . For even before the trial started, Scientologists were protesting at what they said was a political witch-hunt against their movement .