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Media Release: Narconon victim agrees today to tell story of human rights abuses

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Earlier today, March 15, 2014, a Narconon victim gave written permission to tell his story of horrific human rights abuses while in the care of Scientology's drug rehab, Narconon. Media Release (03/15/2014)

By David Love

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"I suffer from Tourette's syndrome, which causes involuntary movements and, sometimes, involuntary vocal slurs. I underwent many tests and I have now been diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome. The Narconon Case Supervisor told me that my condition was "bullshit" and that I was making it up."

I would find it EXTREMELY difficult to sit perfectly still for 5 minutes - never mind an hour - as required to do TR0 [Scientology Training Routines]. After this, the staff continued to make me feel worthless by making me do TR0 with other students."

The victim stated: "If you could keep my name as anonymous that would be appreciated." (…) "It isn't anything to be ashamed of I just think its best they don't know [NAME] but certainly go for it."

When asked, "How are you doing now," the young person replied that they still struggle at times, but is holding down a job and doing well overall.

The writer, David Love, received a copy of an eight (8) page statement/complaint filed with a Human Rights Commission in Europe on March 13, 2012. The formal complaint details horrific and devastating human rights abuses while in the care of Narconon.

"My parents found Narconon and just assumed it was a valid rehab. They spent 2 days looking through the Internet for the best rehab they could find. In the end, they came across Narconon's web page. Everything which is advertised on the website does not reflect what the rehab is actually like. The website glorifies Narconon and gives the impression that Narconon has an extremely high success rate."

"My parents, not knowing the mess they were putting me into and paying for, decided that I should go to Narconon, because it seemed the best and, after all, this was an emergency." (…) "My parents had to re-mortgage their house to afford sending me there."

The Victim states that, "Staff continued to penalise me throughout the Narconon program. They were telling my parents lies about me, saying that I didn't want to continue and graduate, while instead they were holding me back and degrading my medical condition."

"When my parents visited me, the staff would make out as though everything was fine, and they would put on a false act to please my family. However, everything was not how it seemed."

"Once the curtains were down, so to speak, the place turns into a living nightmare."

"I was forced to sit in front of the Ethics Officer when I was ill and explain why I had an illness. This interview went on every day for 14 days. I was severely ill and Narconon wouldn't allow me to see the local doctor (a normal doctor). They insisted on taking me to the Scientology doctor (at the time, I didn't know that he was a Scientologist)."

"The abusive treatment by Narconon made me feel suicidal."

"The realization that Narconon is Scientology came after a few months of my being there. However, by that point, it was too late to try to demand any sort of refund, since I had been there 3 months. My parents were scared that the Scientologists would harass them, because they had seen documentaries showing this. My parents feel humiliated that they have been conned by Narconon and now have no money to enjoy their life, because they gave Narconon all the money they had."

"I received inhumane treatment in the form of being denied my right to seek medical treatment from my own physician. Instead, I was taken to see the Narconon Physician, Dr. [REDACTED], a Scientologist.

A few days ago the Victim sent David Love a message stating: "Thanks for all your help with my..... NN [REDACTED] had disappeared before I could sue; still your efforts to this day are still appreciated …"

Scientology is well known for their "Fair Game" & "Dead Agent" practices and policies concerning those who are critical of their organization - thus, the identity of this Victim will be kept confidential and secret.

FAIR GAME: 'The term Fair Game is used to describe policies and practices carried out by the Church of Scientology towards people and groups it perceives as its enemies. Individuals or groups who are "Fair Game" are judged to be a threat to the Church and, according to the policy, can be punished and harassed using any and all means possible."

DEAD AGENT: "In the 1970s, Hubbard continued to codify the policy of "attacking the attacker" and assigned a term to it that is used frequently within Scientology: "dead agenting". Used as a verb, "dead agenting" is described by Hubbard as a technique for countering negative accusations against Scientology by diverting the critical statements and making counter-accusations against the accuser. In other words, "attack the attacker".

More BREAKING news today about another Narconon lawsuit filed - posted on Tony Ortega's, 'The Underground Bunker".

Excerpts from the 'Bunker':

"As in his previous lawsuits, Hamilton points out that the Narconon contract conceals Narconon's connection to the Church of Scientology by, in part, altering the title of a book by L. Ron Hubbard."

"Amato paid $31,000 up front and began a detox period, and found that he was being monitored not by doctors or nurses, but by a 19-year-old staff worker."

"Narconon routinely lies, misrepresents, and conceals the Narconon program's connection to the practice of Scientology and to the Church of Scientology. Defendant directs employees at individual Narconon centers to deny any connection to the Church of Scientology even when patients' family members specifically inquire about this point."

As more Victims speak out, it appears that fear of reprisals, harassment, and intimidation from Scientology is no longer an issue. Victims and family members want justice, and even though the 'wheels grind slow' when seeking redress, the wheels are indeed, turning in a direction that is exposing the abuse.



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Author: Mary McConnell
Mar 15, 2014
It's terrible how Narconon treated this person!
This has happened before! When the heck is the government going to shut down this terrible program?!!!

((HUGGS)) to this victim...

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