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Human Trafficking by the US Church of Scientology 1 edition

Cover of: Human Trafficking by the US Church of Scientology | Steven Douglas
About the Book

The US Government repeatedly approved the issuance of R1 religious worker visas (or R2 for children under 21 and spouses related to the R1 recipients) to unknowing Russian Scientologists in the mid to late 1990’s. In the case of the Russians who went to the Church of Scientology, the US Government made possible a transnational crime that would inevitably take place each time one of their unknowing victims would arrive at the Church of Scientology's Flagship in Clearwater, Florida USA.

This book includes interviews with two Russian Scientologists who were convinced to leave their local churches and travel to the world headquarters of Scientology where they would receive training allowing them to return to their home churches as successful Scientologists. What they found was nothing short of menial labor. All promises were broken.

Also included in this book are interview with government, media and trafficking shelters in Russia with additional sad and horrific stories of other Russian trafficking victims. One interview with an anonymous Russian police Captain explores how young women are trafficked from Russia and why it remains difficult to impossible to find missing victims once they have been trafficked.

1 edition First published in 2014

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