Blog: The appeal trial: preparing the ground - 2011-12-16

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F0.png The appeal trial: preparing the ground December 16, 2011, Jonny Jacobsen, Infinite Complacency

Even before its appeal opened, Scientology fought back against the 2009 fraud convictions with accusations of judicial bias and suggestions of political pressure.

There was a lot of talk during Scientology's 2009 Paris trial for fraud and the illegal practice of pharmacy about the preserving the serenity of the debate.

Legal proceedings are in theory meant to shine a light on the events in question: the heat of vigorous debate, past a certain point, becomes counter-productive.