Scientologists win rights case against Russia - 2009-10-01

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F0.png Scientologists win rights case against Russia October 1, 2009, AP, San Diego Union-Tribune

The court said Russia cannot ban the Church of Scientology just because it has not been in the country for long and awarded each of the groups euro5,000 ($7,270) in damages. The groups together also received euro10,000 ($14,500) for costs, which they shared.

The case was brought to the Strasbourg-based court by two Russian Scientology branches that were refused listing as "religious organizations" because they have not existed for at least 15 years as required by Russia's Religions Act.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | title = Scientologists win rights case against Russia | url = http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/oct/01/eu-europe-scientology-100109/ | work = AP | publisher = San Diego Union-Tribune | date = October 1, 2009 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}