Acquittal of the Belgian Scientologists: a note

The background

In the roundup for 13 March we mentioned briefly that on 11 March the Tribunal de Première Instance Francophone de Bruxelles had thrown out criminal charges against the Belgian branch of the Church of Scientology, the European Bureau for Human Rights (a Brussels offshoot of the US headquarters of the Church) and eleven of their members. The charges were based on an investigation that had begun in 1997.

The charges

There were two conjoined cases before the Tribunal Correctionnel: Cause I: FD 20.99.3/08 (BR 20.98.1761/09) and Cause II: FD 77.98.17/06 (BR 77.99.503/97). Continue reading