French prosecutor to appeal Scientology case - 1997-07-29

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F372.png French prosecutor to appeal Scientology case July 29, 1997, Associated Press

LYON, France (AP) _ A day after a French court reduced the sentence of a Church of Scientology leader convicted of involuntary homicide, the prosecution said it would appeal the decision.

The court also threw out the convictions of nine Scientologists on charges of theft, complicity or abuse of confidence, and reduced the fines of four others.

In a key part of the ruling that church leaders called a "dramatic victory," the appeals court in Lyon also said Monday it was not its role to judge whether Scientology was a sect or a religion.


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