Posted by: becketfund | July 26, 2010

Russia: Government Charges Scientologists with Inciting Hatred

Moscow – Prosecutors have opened a criminal case against a Scientology center in the town of Shchyolkovo, 13 kilometers northeast of Moscow, on charges of inciting hatred, punishable with up to five years in prison, The Moscow Times reported on July 26. Without elaborating, a law enforcement official told Interfax that investigators had decided that documents and literature confiscated from the Scientology center promoted extremism.

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