French court upholds Scientology fraud conviction - 2013-10-17

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F307.png French court upholds Scientology fraud conviction October 17, 2013, AFP/al, Channel NewsAsia

France's top appeals court on Wednesday upheld a fraud conviction and hundreds of thousands of euros in fines against the Church of Scientology for taking advantage of vulnerable followers.

The Cour de Cassation rejected the organisation's request that a 2009 conviction for "organised fraud" be overturned on the grounds it violated religious freedoms.

The group has previously indicated it will appeal the conviction to the European Court of Human Rights.

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{{cite news | title = French court upholds Scientology fraud conviction | url = https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/french-court-upholds/850058.html | work = AFP/al | publisher = Channel NewsAsia | date = October 17, 2013 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}