Government Contacts to report abuses

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Government Contacts to report abuses

Shamelessly lifted from a thread on Enturbulation.org, link; http://forums.enturbulation.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5203

Contacts from Tory;

This was sent to me by Rev. John Wetzel--who is not only a critic of Scientology but also
lives in Washington, D. C. and sent me this list.

EDUCATION IS NOT A HATE CRIME

This is resource page to aid you in reporting your experience with
the Church of Scientology to governmental agencies. Any attempt to silence, intimidate, harass, or prevent you from contacting these agencies should be reported to the FBI or local law enforcement agencies.

The Hon. Henry Waxman, Chairman
U. S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-3976
Fax: 202-255-4099

This committee should receive copies of all communications made to other governmental agencies

The committee has the power to subpoena witnesses should an investigation ever take place regarding the issuing of a tax-exempt status given to the Church of Scientology in 1993, countermanding a 1989 decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in Hernandez vs. IRS.

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The Hon. Howard Berman, Chairman
U. S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
2221 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-255-4695
Fax: 202-225-3196
E-mail: howard.berman@mail.house.gov

Persons living outside the United States should bring to the attention of this committee the impact that the U.S. acceptance of the Church of Scientology has had in those countries.

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Michael Cromartie, Chairman
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
800 N. Capital Street, N.W., Suite 790
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: 202-523-3240
Fax: 202-523-5020
E-mail: communications@uscirf.gov

This is one of the most powerful Commissions forming public policy. It makes non-binding policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress in matters involving international religious freedom. This Commission can be informed of the many allegations of violations of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Right which states “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief….”.

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The Hon. John Hanford, III
Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
The Office of International Religious Freedom
U.S. Department of State
Room 4829a Harry Truman Bldg.
2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520
Phone: 202-647-0463 (Director of the office, Stephen Liston)

This office produces the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom which has criticized Germany for its continued observations of the Church of Scientology. It works in cooperation with the U. S. Commission of Religious Freedom, established by Congress.

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Mr. John Hein, Director
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative
The White House
Washington, DC 20502
Phone: 202-456-6708
Fax: 202-456-7019
http://www.fbci.gov

This office deals with issues involving support of faith-based organizations and their connection to aid programs financed by the Federal Government

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Mr. Eric Treene Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Phone: 202-305-2572
E-mail: eric.treene@usdoj.gov
FAX: 202-305-2572

This new office, established in 2007, deals with the protection of religious liberty but also deals with complaints regarding religious freedom issues.

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Commissioner Alcee Hastings, Chairman
Commission of Security and Cooperation in Europe
U.S. Helsinki Commission
234 Ford House Office Bldg
3rd and D St. SW
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-1901
Fax: 202-226-4199
E-mail: info@csce.gov
Web page: http://www.csce.gov

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The Hon. Joseph Biden, Chairman
United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
201 Senate Russell Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-244-5042
Fax: 202-244-0139

The criticisms which some have regarding the German government’s refusal to recognize the Church of Scientology as other than a profit making organization could be investigated by this committee. A study of the German government’s documents would shed light on the decision Germany made.

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Commissioner Andrew C. Von Eschenback, MD
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
http://www.fda.gov

Issues regarding claims made by the Church of Scientology regarding health issues and programs and instruments used to deal with health issues could be brought to this Administration. Persons who have experienced adverse results when acting upon the claims of Scientology should document their personal experiences.

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The Hon. Henry Paulson, Jr.
Secretary of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20220
Phone: 202-622-1100
Fax: 202-622-0000
Web: http://www.ustreas.gov

The Secretary of the Treasury has responsibility for the Internal Revenue Service. Persons with knowledge of issues involved in the granting of a tax-exempt status to the Church of Scientology in 1993 or other information regarding the financial activity of the organization could direct their concerns directly to his office with a copy to

Acting Director Linda Stiff
Internal Revenue Service
1111Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20224
Phone: 202-622-9511
Email: irs.commissioner@irs.gov

and

IRS EO Classification
Mail Code 4910DAL
1100 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75242
Fax: 214-413-5415
Email: eoclass@irs.gov

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The Hon. John Conyers, Chairman
House Judiciary Committee
Room 2138 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C., 20515
Fax: 202-225-7680
Web: http://www.judiciary.house.gov
Email: john.conyers@mail.house.gov/conyers

This committee should be made aware of the abuse of the Digital Millenium Copywrite Act which is used by the Church of Scientology to silence critics.

Hope this helps!

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Contacts and info for international agencies, posted by me;

Hmm, now this search is giving off some interesting information, just by looking at Wikipedia.

1. There was a case of The Church of Scientology Moscow vs. Russia brought up to the European Court of Human Rights. Short version of the facts; After a legislation that all religions need to re-register themselves, the registration form from the CoS Moscow was continually denied for unspecified reasons, as many as eleven times, and even if a reason was given it was ruled out by a Constitutional Court.* However, even the Scientologists themselves pointed out that the ECHR did not look into the validity of the Church of Scientology as a religion, but made their decision based solely on the general consensus of its status as a religion in Russia, meaning people saying "it calls itself a religion so why not?". If we could prove to them that there is a split between Scientology (as a valid religion) and the Church of Scientology (the corporation), it could be made much easier to declare the CoS as a non-religious organization towards any national court system.

Contact information;

European Court of Human Rights
Council of Europe
67075 Strasbourg-Cedex
France

Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 18
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 27 30

* For those wondering, Constitutional Courts can usually never overturn a decision, just state its validity, in cases of criminal acts decide the level of the punishment.

2. Interpol is, as most would know, the international police organization. It deals with most police issues that stretch across sevarl borders; including human trafficking. Which by the Wikipedia article on the subject is defined as (emphazis is my own);
The trafficking of human beings is the recruitment, transportation, harbouring, or receipt of people for the purpose of exploitation.Trafficking victims typically are recruited using coercion, deception, fraud, the abuse of power, or outright abduction. Threats, violence, and economic leverage can often make a victim consent to exploitation.

Exploitation includes forcing people into prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. For children exploitation may also include forced prostitution, illicit international adoption, trafficking for early marriage, or recruitment as child soldiers, beggars, for sports (such as child camel jockeys or football players), or for religious cults.


Did not find any documents stating this to be the official defintion, not too good with juducial speech personally, so any official document form the UN or similar is going to go straight over my head. However, if this is in any way an accepted definition we need to contact Interpol about the children currently being held inside Flag.

Contact information;

INTERPOL
General Secretariat
200, quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon
France

Fax: (33) 4 72 44 71 63

Web; http://www.interpol.int/Public/contact.asp

The web address has a few specified divisions, none that seem to be directly linked to human trafficking.

3. The last organization I searched through was the UN. Here I see two possibilities; UNESCO and UNICEF.
UNESCO would be interested in, and are probarbly already aware of, the copyright claims to "religious" knowledge held by the CoS. I believe that this is not something they would agree with, but are probarbly allowing it to slide because it is not a huge issue. But if we put pressure on them, and add in the stories about how they attempt to supress people who release the "religious" information, they would most likely take more notice.
UNICEF is aimed at the children held at Flag. They are the UN authority to contact about child trafficking and child labour. This time, however, they will not have originally heard about the story and will most likely jump to attention immediately if we can provide conclusive proof.

Contact information;

UNESCO:

7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP
France

1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
France

General phone:
+33 (0)1 45 68 10 00
Fax:
+33 (0)1 45 67 16 90
Telex:
204461 Paris;
270602 Paris
E-mail: bpi@unesco.org

UNICEF, this is an Investigation Hotline

By email:
integrity1@unicef.org

By mail:
Office of Internal Audit - Investigation Section
United Nations Children's Fund
Three United Nations Plaza
New York, New York
10017 USA

All addressed mail should be marked
"Private and Confidential"
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Post Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:03 pm

I know people have been saying to contact various people with the stories and facts posted on this very forum. And here are all the contact details currently available at Enturbulation.

There is also contacts for the Irish Amnesty International, and other organization, but I'm not sure if this forum is as yet big enough to really need information from specific countries outside of the US.

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