posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by SilentKoala
Although the article has the potential to drop certain elements of detail in the translation, the charges appear to be related to extortion, fraud,
practicing medicine which violates the local law and so on. Those would seem to be pretty clear. Obviously, what with the translation, and the paucity
of detail regardless of that, there does not seem to be any specific accusation made in the article.
However, there must be a specific incident, or number thereof, in question here, otherwise no legal action, certainly none of this magnitude could
actually be bought. You see, these are criminal charges, and to bring those against an entire organisation is hard enough in the European Union, even
when you do not consider the status of scientology as a psuedo religious group. When you do consider the status of the group, it becomes clear that it
is very unlikely that the accusations being leveled are not solid in thier nature. To accuse and attempt to prosecute an entire demi religious
organisation of such things, without solid evidence, would see massive ripples and legal ramifications.
You may sneer, and say that the seat of EU power can insulate itself from such things, but that is a near sighted view in the extreme. Even if the
ramifications to the accusing nation were to be, shall we say softened by Brussels, in the current political climate, that kind of back scratching
would be utterly unforgivable, and would add to the possible break up of the multi state government.
This must therefore be genuine, or at least, the prosecutors office must see a case in this somewhere, else there would be no action being taken.
I believe that this might be a very educational moment in European legal history, and in the politics of the region.