Patrice Vic

Patrice Vic was a Scientologist who committed suicide after being pressured to come up with more money for Scientology.

Patrice Vic in the News

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January 27, 1997 Cult Control - European Governments search for ways to contain the growing influence of religious sects without endangering free Time: Cult Control - European Governments search for ways to contain the growing influence of religious sects without endangering freedome of belief (The article mentions the conviction of Jean-Jacques Mazier for involuntary manslaughter in the Patrice Vic case.) crimes, Patrice Vic
November 23, 1996 an article about the conviction of Jean-Jacques Mazier in Lyon for subjecting Patrice Vic to psychological torture, resulting in Denver Post: an article about the conviction of Jean-Jacques Mazier in Lyon for subjecting Patrice Vic to psychological torture, resulting in Vic's suicide. crimes, Patrice Vic
November 23, 1996 French Scientologist Sentenced After Church Member's Suicide The founder and former head of the Church of Scientology in Lyons was convicted of fraud and involuntary homicide today in the death of a church member who committed suicide after going heavily into debt to pay the sect for counseling sessions. A French tribunal sentenced the defendant, Jean-Jacques Mazier, to serve 18 months in prison, with an additional 18 months suspended, and fined him $100,000. The eight-day trial, in the first week of October, also examined charges of fraud, attempted fraud or aiding and abetting fraud against 22 other church officials or supporters involved in its activities in France. crimes, France, Patrice Vic, Press
October 9, 1996 Les victimes de la scientologie t L'Humanite: Les victimes de la scientologie t deaths, Patrice Vic
October 8, 1996 Cult Watchers Await Verdict French campaigners against cults are hoping for legislation against "mental manipulation" if the country's scientology leader is found guilty today of the involuntary manslaughter of a follower who died after jumping from a 12th floor window. After a 10-day trial, a court in Lyon will decide whether Jean-Jacques Mazier had a role in the 31-year-old disciple's suicide in 1988. It will also rule on fraud charges against 23 other leading members of the organisation. crimes, France, Patrice Vic, Press
October 2, 1996 Scientologie: les pr L'Humanite: Scientologie: les pr deaths, Patrice Vic
October 1, 1996 23 scientologists before the judges in Lyon (about the trial in the death of Patrice Vic) L'Humanite: 23 scientologists before the judges in Lyon (about the trial in the death of Patrice Vic) deaths, Patrice Vic

Patrice Vic in the News

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September 30, 1996 Patrice Vic Trial Begins - Scientology Executive Charged with Manslaughter Trial begins in the death of Patrice Vic. Scientology executive Jean-Jacques Mazier is charged with manslaughter, and 22 other Scientologists also face charges. crimes, deaths, France, Patrice Vic, Press