Church: Asylum granted to German member of Scientology - 1997-11-09
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A German member of the Church of Scientology has been granted asylum in the United States after telling a judge she would be subjected to religious persecution if she went back home, according to the church.
Few details were available in the case, which was reported in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.
The unidentified woman was granted asylum by a federal immigration judge on Feb. 28, Kurt Weiland of the church's international affairs supervisory board in Los Angeles said Saturday. He said he did not know why the information hadn't surfaced for nine months.