Russia's War on Scientology Explained by Jonny Jacobsen - 2015-11-26
The Church of Scientology has faced stern opposition from the Russian government, in relation to the organization being perceived as a money making cult, with Moscow courts taking a harsh position against David Miscavige's group. How religious laws in Russia, and the unsympathetic court system are organizing to isolate, and ultimately, extinguish Scientology is explored with Scientology investigative journalist Jonny Jacobsen in the first part of our uncensored Media Mayhem discussion of Scientology in Europe, hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
Jonny Jacobsen is the author of the Infinite Complacency website tracking violence and abuse in Scientology and also contributes to Tony Ortega's Underground Bunker on the same subject.. He trained as a journalist in the late 1980s with the Birmingham Post and Mail group and spent several years freelancing in Scotland before moving to Paris in 1994, where he is still based. His first investigative piece on Scientology was in 1996 as a reporter/producer with Radio France International.