Introduction from American Co-Moderator
Hi, my name is Joe Cisar. I am from the USA.
I think there is a lack of news about Scientology in the
So I translate German news articles about Scientology into English and
on the internet.
In late April 1998, I posted a couple of my translations
Scientology which mentioned Bob Minton's work with that organization. Two
later, on June 16, 1998, NBC's Dateline television show broadcast a show
Bob Minton's work with Scientology. At that time, one of the few places
about Bob Minton and his work could be found was at my web site.
After people found my web site through internet search
dozens wrote me e-mails about Bob Minton. "How can I help Bob Minton?"
I do?" "Where can I send money to help this man?" I answered to send their
to FactNet, which is an organization which informs people about
My point is that not only do I appreciate what Mr. Minton
done to inform people about Scientology, but I appreciate the fact that
is an actual need for help and this need comes from people who have no one
from whom they can get help. This is very basic, and it should not be
Presentation of the Award and the Award Certificate, which read:
On the 3rd day of June in the year 2000 in Leipzig, Germany,
the European-American Citizens Committee for Human Rights and Religious
in the USA presented its
Human Rights Award, the Alternative Charlemagne Award 2000
to Robert S. Minton in appreciation
- of his involvement, led by his courage and sense of civil duty, on
of the victims of Scientology
- of his efforts towards human rights and freedom of expression in the
- and as an expression of our support for the American people in
rights violations by the totalitarian Scientology to an end.
For the Committee