Scientology faces ban in Belgium - 2015-12-12

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F44.png Scientology faces ban in Belgium December 12, 2015, AFP, news.com.au

A COURTROOM in Belgium heard final arguments on Friday in the trial of the Belgian branch of the controversial Church of Scientology over fraud and extortion allegations it vehemently denies.

Eleven members of the church and two affiliated bodies have been charged with fraud, extortion, running a criminal organisation and violating the right to privacy.

Lawyers said the verdict, which could see the Scientology church banned in Belgium, would land early next year, most likely in February.


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