Scientology insider details 'nightmare' childhood - 2010-03-12

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F81.png Scientology insider details 'nightmare' childhood March 12, 2010, Sarah Collerton, ABC News (Australia)

A former Scientologist who says she was a "child slave" and alleges she saw a six-year-old boy chained up in a ship's hold is disappointed the Senate has blocked a full inquiry into the religious organisation.

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has been calling for a full inquiry into the church since revealing claims of forced abortions and other abuses in Parliament last year.

Keryn, 54, grew up in the church and has asked the ABC to identify her only by her first name.

She says she was a victim of "hard labour, mental brutality and separation" on Scientology ships, which were used for the Church's elite band of followers in the 1960s to 1970s. She is angry the motion for a Scientology probe has been blocked in Parliament.


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