Germany Defends Scientology Probe - 1998-02-27

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F372.png Germany Defends Scientology Probe February 27, 1998, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A German parliamentary commission defended its examination of Scientology and other "so-called sects and pyscho groups" Friday, saying Germany's totalitarian history makes it wary of such groups.

Commission members strongly asserted there is total religious freedom in Germany, but insisted that Scientology is not a religion and its methods must be scrutinized because it is the subject of complaints by German citizens.

"We take the concerns of the people very seriously," said German parliamentarian Ortrun Schatzle, commission chairwoman.


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