The Brussels correctional tribunal declared the charges against the Church of Scientology inadmissable a little before 1 pm on Friday. The tribunal said the prosecution’s case against it was incomplete, and that too many assumptions had been made regarding the accusations.
The International Church of Scientology’s European Bureau of Human Rights, the Belgian Church of Scientology, and 11 members were charged with organised crime, fraud, illegally practising medicine and not respecting the legislation on privacy. This was after a 20-year investigation, started in 1997.
The Belgian Church of Scientology and two members were also charged with fraud following the publication of unpaid job offers in 2007 and 2008.