Egypt jails two Scientologists - 2002-03-05 b
The couple are accused of "contempt for monotheistic religions by trying to spread a new religious doctrine, Scientology, that damages the principles of Islam and Christianity." They are also suspected of intending to spread the doctrine "with the aim of spreading riots."
The Church of Scientology has denied the charges.
"They were not official representatives of the Church of Scientology," said Goodman. "They were representing the Italian branch of New Era Publications, which publishes the works of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology."