So what is this, unfair persecution of a religion or finally a justice system willing to take on a criminal enterprise cloaked as a church? From the Daily Mail:
Belgian federal prosecutors are preparing to bring charges against the Church of Scientology as a ‘criminal organisation’, it has today been reported.
It is believed the charges of fraud, illegal medicine, breaches of privacy and extortion have been drawn up against the Church and two senior executives.
It is believed the charges relate to employment contracts issued to recruit volunteers and members in breach of Belgium’s strict employment laws, the Telegraph reports.
Prosecutors are investigating claims of extortion, illegal use of ‘pseudo-medicine’ and the keeping of records that go against privacy laws.
According to De Standaard, raids on Scientology offices in Belgium allegedly revealed evidence that the group had spied on and extorted money from converts.