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Another Anonymous Hate Group Member Sentenced in Crime Against New York Scientology Church

Another member of the hate group Anonymous, Jacob Speregen,  was sentenced today in New York City Criminal Court in connection with a January 8, 2009, attack on the Church of Scientology of New York. (People vs. Almahadin, Mahoud; Criminal Docket 2009NY007516). In 2009, Speregen accompanied another member of Anonymous, Mahmoud Almahadin, who ... | Full Story >>

Anonymous Hate Group Member Sentenced for Attack on Scientology Websites

banner=0 On Monday, May 24, 2010, Los Angeles Federal District Judge Gary Allen Feess sentenced Brian Thomas Mettenbrink of Grand Island, Nebraska, to 12 months in federal prison and a $20,000 restitution fine for engaging in a cyberattack in January 2008 on Church of Scientology websites (CR No. 09-1149-GAF).  Mettenbrink is a member of the hate group... | Full Story >>

"Anonymous" Hate Group Member Sentenced in Crime Against New York Scientology Church

A member of the hate group Anonymous, Mahoud Samed Almahadin, aka Matt Connor, was sentenced today in New York City Criminal Court in connection with a January 8, 2009, attack on the Church of Scientology of New York. (People vs. Almahadin, Mahoud; Criminal Docket 2009NY00410). Almahadin smeared himself with a mixture of Vaseline, nail clippings and... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology International and Religious Technology Center Win in Court Against Former Member

U.S. District Judge rules in favor of Church of Scientology affirming religious nature of the work of Scientology staff.On April 2, 2010, the United States District Court granted a motion by the Church of Scientology International (ʺCSIʺ) and Religious Technology Center (ʺRTCʺ) dismissing a claim for alleged violations of federal and state labor... | Full Story >>

Final Judgment of European Court of Human Rights Defends Religious Freedom

The judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of religious associations of the Church of Scientology in Surgut and Nizhnekamsk is final. On October 1, 2009, the European Court of Human Rights delivered the judgment in the cases NN 76836/01 and 32782/03 in favor of the Churches of Scientology of Surgut and Nizhnekamsk. The final judgment... | Full Story >>