Loophole could save Scientology - 2009-09-15
A NEW law has been "discovered" that means that whatever the outcome of France's Scientology trial, the French branch of the group cannot be dissolved.
French Scientology - considered to be a cult by the government - has been on trial, accused of swindling people out of money in an organised gang.
A judgement is expected next month and prosecutors are demanding that the organisation be dissolved.
However it has come to light that the Simplification and Clarification of the Law act, which the government passed just before the trial started in May, has a clause in it which means courts can no longer dissolve associations found guilty of fraud.