Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Russian Court Says Scientology Does Not Qualify As A Religious Organization

In Russia, the Moscow City Court yesterday in affirming a lower court decision backed the Ministry of Justice's efforts to close down the Church of Scientology.  According to AFP, the court ruled that since the Church has registered its name as a trademark in the United States, it cannot call itself a religious organization. The Church says it will appeal to Russia's Supreme Court.