Scientology's penitential camps

6 Jan 2001

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Study documents Scientology penitential camps

Hamburg, Germany
October 24, 2000
Frankfurter Rundschau

Hamburg, 23 October (dpa). According to a study by Canadian sociology professor Stephen Kent, Scientology maintains penitential camps for critical and apostate members in the USA, England and Denmark. The "re-education" into obedient Scientologists amounts to an equivalent of "brainwashing", Kent said in Hamburg on Monday. That is when the city-state [of Hamburg] presented a booklet with the results of Kent's study: the director of the Scientology Task Force, Ursula Caberta, has been accusing the organization of inhumane practices for years.

Caberta said that German citizens were also put in these camps. For that reason she decided to acquire the booklet for information purposes. The booklet is available from the Hamburg State Center for Political Education, Eiffestrasse 664 in 20537 Hamburg. [wrong information, correction follows]

During the press conference yesterday members of the Hamburg Scientology organization protested in front of the agency and accused Caberta of accepting bribes. They said she "secretly accepted money to settle private debts" from an "active opponent" of Scientology. Caberta had already denied the accusation. "I am not corrupt," she said.



Hamburg, Germany
October 27, 2000
Frankfurter Rundschau

The study of Canadian sociology professor Stephen Kent about Scientology's penitential camps is not available from the Hamburg Center for political education, as erroneously reported on Wednesday, but only from the Hamburg Interior Agency's Scientology Task Force, Eiffestrasse 664 in 20537 Hamburg (tel. 010-428 866 444 or fax 040-428 866 445). We apologize for this. (FR)

A version of the English language original of "Brainwashing in Scientology's RPF" is available on the web at http://www.innernet.net/joecisar/rpf1000.htm


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