“Why the USA must investigate the crimes, … fraud of the Scientology Enterprise”

This is to inform you that the excellent lecture of Graham Berry in its “publication version” has been made available at http://griess.st1.at/gsk/fecris/spb/Berry%20EN.htm
“Why the United States must investigate the crimes, abuses and fraud of the Scientology Enterprise”
The German translation you will find at http://griess.st1.at/gsk/fecris/spb/Berry%20DE.htm
“Warum die Vereinigten Staaten die Verbrechen, Missbräuche und Betrügereien des Scientology-Unternehmens untersuchen müssen”

FECRIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE,

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. MAY 15-16 2009

Law School of the University

22 Line, 7, Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg

May, 15, Friday:

9:00 – REGISTRATION

9:30 – 10: 10 GREETINGS:

  1. Alexander Konovalov, Minister of Justice of Russian Federation
  2. Nicholas Kropachev, Rector of St. Petersburg State University
  3. Friedrich Griess, President of FECRIS, Member of Association against the Dangers of Sects and Cults, Austria
  4. Annelise Oeschger, Honorary President of the INGO Conference of the Council of Europe
  5. Henri-Pierre Debord, Counselor of MILVILUDES, France
  6. Tassos Mitsopoulos, Member of Parliament, Cyprus

10:1010:30 OPENING ADDRESS:

Alexander L. Dvorkin, President of RSC, Moscow: “The Destructive Cults and Human Rights”

10:3011:00 COFFEE BREAK

PAPERS:

  1. 11: 00 – 11: 30 Alexey Velichko, Deputy Minister of Justice, Russia: “Possibilities of Coordinating European and Russian Experience in Combatting Totalitarian Cults”.
  2. 11: 30 – 12: 00 Hans-Werner Carlhoff, Director of Interministerial Working Group for Cults and Psychogroups, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany: “Cult Situation in Baden-Wuerttemberg”
  3. 12: 00 – 12:30 Oleg Shishov, Mayor of Ryazan, Russia: “Cultic Violations of Human Rights in Ryazan Province

12: 30 – 12: 50 Discussion

12: 50 – 13:40 LUNCH

  1. 13: 40 – 14: 10 Thomas Gandow, Cult counselor of Berlin-Brandenburg Lutheran Church, Germany: “Moon Movement, Scientology, LaRouche – Cults or Foreign Lobbying Groups?”
  2. 14: 10 – 14: 40 Graham Berry, Lawyer, USA “Investigate Scientology abuse and crime”

14: 40 – 15: 00 Discussion

15:0015:30 COFFEE BREAK

  1. 15:30 – 16: 00 Gerald Armstrong, Ex-Scientologist, Canada: “Scientology, the Dangerous Environment Racket”
  2. 16:00 – 16: 30 Michael Drebing, Ex-Jehovah’s Witness, Germany: “Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mental Violation”
  3. 16:30 – 17: 00 Jean-Pierre Jougla, Member of UNADFI, France:“The cult,  the confusion of powers and the human rights”

17: 00 – 17:30 Discussion

17:30 END OF THE MEETING

May 16, Saturday:

  1. 9:30 – 10: 00 Lucia Greskova, Deputy Director of UVSC, Slovakia, and Jan Podmanicky, Member of the Slovakian Parliament: “Cult Situation in Slovakia
  2. 10:00 – 10: 30 Vladimir Martinovich, Director of CNRMS in Belarus: “Cults and Politics in Byelorussia
  3. 10: 3011: 00 Per Kornhall, Ex-member of “Word of Life”, Sweden: “Neopentecostal Mind Control – The Swedish Cult ‘Word of Life’, and its Ways of Controlling Members, and Influencing Societies”

11:00 – 11: 20 Discussion

11:20 – 11: 50 COFFEE BREAK

  1. 11:50 – 12: 20 Alexander Kuzmin, President of RCS, Saratov, Russia: “The Threat of Neopentecostal Cults to State Security of Russia
  2. 12:20 – 12: 50 Anna Marinova, Member of CRNRM, Bulgaria: “The Followers of the Teacher Petar Danov (“Great White Brotherhood”) and the Media”

12:50 – 13: 10 Discussion

13: 10 – 14:00 LUNCH

  1. 14: 00 – 14:30 Evgeny Mukhtarov, Journalist, Member of Expert Council at the Mayor’s Office, Yaroslavl, Russia: “How the Cults Use NGO’s and Public Events for the PR and Recruitment”.
  2. 14: 30 – 15:00 Zoran D. Lukovic, President of CAS, and Andrej R. Protic, Member of CAS, Serbia: “Cultic and Subversive Elements in Activities and Practices of Political Non-Governmental Organizations”

15: 00 – 15:30 Coffee break

  1. 15: 30 – 16:00 Vladimir Petukhov, President of FPDC, Ukraine: “The Impact of Cults on Social on Social and Political Processes in the Ukraine or New Methods of Managing Democracy”
  2. 16: 00 – 16:30 Tom Sackville, Vice president of FECRIS, The Family Survival Trust, United Kingdom: “The Need for Harmonization of European Policy in Respect of Cultic Groups
  3. 16: 30 – 17:00 General discussion
  4. 17:00 – 17:05 Concluding remarks of Friedrich Griess

17:05 END OF THE CONFERENCE

17:15 – 18:15 Concluding Press-Conference

19: 00 CLOSING BANQUET

May 17, Sunday

12.00 FECRIS Administrative Council Meeting

14.30 FECRIS General Assembly

(Those not involved in both events can take part in guided tour of the city at own expense organized in cooperation with Nika Travel)

17.00 or 18.00 Boat Excursion along St Petersburg Rivers and Canals

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