Russian scientologist faces extremism charges after forcing his staff to embrace the faith - 2010-08-18

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F0.png Russian scientologist faces extremism charges after forcing his staff to embrace the faith August 18, 2010, Tom Washington, Moscow News

Prosecutors in Samara Region are taking a high-flying businessman to task for forcing his employees to go on scientology courses. The director of electronics company RosKabelSvyaz Lev Syrolev was threatening to sack faithless workers, but now faces charges for using extremist material.

"These practices are illegal and violate laws on combating extremist activity, labour laws, as well as the constitution of Russia," Prosecutors said in a press release. The Surgut city court considers the ideas of L Ron Hubbard, Scientology's founder, to "justify violence, and in particular ways to combat critics of scientology."


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