This is a translation of my writing to Swedish media.
The Threat against Free Speach - the Scientologists
A lonely man is walking around with his picketsign outside a number of Scientology Churches in the United States. He demonstrates against how neglect and confinement within the Scientologsts "Mecka" at Flag in Clearwater during isolation for a couple of weeks, finally ended the life for the 37 year old Lisa McPhearson. Lisa had tried to escape but failed, and was brought back by her former Scientology friends whom treated her in accordance with the written directives by L. Ron Hubbard in the "Instrospection Rundown". Keith Henson from Palo Alto, was also one among the many Internet users who became upset when the Scientologists tried to stop free speach on Internet by censor Usenet in an attempt to cancel out the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology in 1995. The Scientologists thinks that this man, Keith Henson 58, is such a serious threat to them that he now is accused of terrorism, attempted terrorism and religious interference. It was when he was walking the road carrying his picket sign, 300 yards from the highly guarded and razor blade sharped fence which is surrounding Golden Era Productions at Gilman Hot Springs in California, that the Scientologists felt especially disturbed and reported him to the police. Gold is the headquarters for the very elite in the Scientological hierarchy. Inside the fence are armed guards patroling around the clock. They thought he had interfered with their religious practice when he protested that additionally two young women had died last year when they were employed by Golden Era Productions. He felt that the deaths had not been thoroughly looked into, and he wanted to make the Scientologists responsible for them. The women was Ashlee Shaner 16, and Stacy Moxon 20 years old. A couple of days ago, the trial started against Keith Henson in Hemet. Perhaps the most remarkable in this case is that Henson had tried to quote Hubbard in one of his posts to the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology. He had used the words "destroy them utterly" which are coming from: "A Manual on the Dissemination of Material" (1955) "Harass and discourage rather than win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, will knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly." --- L. Ron Hubbard The Church of Scientologys' attorney, Elliot Abelson denied Henson his right to explain the background to his many lonely pickets and he also denied him the right to tell that the devastating quote was taken from the Scientology scriptures. And the judge did what the attorney said. This way, the jury had no chance to form a fair idea about the case and the background of the indictments. Henson was yesterday sentenced for one of the indictments, "interference with religious practice", which might give Henson up to one year in jail. The other two indictments are hung when this is written. For more details see: http://freehenson.tripod.com Birgitta - Bid - Harrington