Kazakh prosecutors seeking liquidation of Scientology Church in Karaganda
ASTANA. Feb 3 (Interfax) – The Karaganda Special Inter-District
Economic Court in Kazakhstan is hearing a suit by the prosecution
authorities seeking the liquidation of the religious group called the
Scientology Church of the City of Karaganda.
The prosecution authorities believe the church’s activity “runs
counter to principles of national security of the Republic of
Kazakhstan, as it is aimed at undermining Kazakh nation’s health through
inflicting harm on people’s psychic and physical health,” the Kazakh
Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement posted on its website.
“The scientologists have been using elements of medical
technologies amending people’s conscience. This activity has been
pursued by people having no medical education outside medical
institutions,” it said.
In addition, the church’s activity did not meet its charter
provisions, it said.