Meet Martin, the RAF officer's son from Surrey, who endured 31 years at the dark heart of Scientology - 2012-10-19
At the age when most Brits graduate from university, Martin Padfield was doing hard labour for the Church of Scientology in the Californian desert. He had to wear a black boiler suit in the baking sun all day, and sleep in a room with "dozens of others" by night, all the while being treated as "the scum of the earth" by the church's elite at the secretive International Base.
"I didn't know where I was, I had no contacts in the US outside of Scientology, I had no passport, no money and no possessions. Where was I going to go?"