FYI: [Fwd: FC: Scientology critic convicted after Usenet posts, picketing]

Date: Sat Apr 28 2001 - 14:13:00 MDT

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From: Declan McCullagh <>
Subject: FC: Scientology critic convicted after Usenet posts, picketing

   Scientology Critic Convicted
   By Declan McCullagh (
   4:15 p.m. April 27, 2001 PDT
   WASHINGTON -- A California jury has convicted Keith Henson, a
   prominent critic of Scientology, of terrorizing the group through
   Usenet posts and by picketing one of its offices.
   Henson, a computer engineer who has been involved in prior legal
   skirmishes with Scientology, was found guilty on Thursday of
   interfering with Scientologists' civil rights and now faces a prison
   sentence of up to one year and a fine of up to $5,000.

   The charges revolved around posts Henson made in the
   alt.religion.scientology newsgroup about targeting a nuclear missile
   at Scientologists, and Henson's picketing of the group's Golden Era
   Productions in Riverside, California.


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