Scientology got another legal spanking in France months ago and we're just now finding out - 2014-10-24
Jonny Jacobsen Remember when Scientology's fraud conviction in France was upheld by that country's highest court just over a year ago? Our man in Paris, Jonny Jacobsen, worked feverishly that day to bring us several dispatches about it.
Jonny had been covering the fraud prosecution for years, and he helped us understand just how important it was that the Cour de Cassation upheld the 2009 convictions. As one French legislator explained to him, another conviction could result in Scientology getting kicked out of the country.
Scientology's attorneys, meanwhile, announced that they would be taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, where they would complain that they didn't receive justice from France's courts.