LAS VEGAS, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a statement released today, the International Raelian Movement (www.rael.org) has filed a detailed complaint against Switzerland with the United Nations Human Rights Council.* The complaint claims Swiss involvement in persecuting the Raelian Movement while protecting the Vatican and members of the clergy involved with pedophilia.
Eric Remacle, spokesperson for the European Raelian Movement, explained why the IRM has filed the complaint.
"This file has been sent to the United Nations after we exhausted all national and European options over the last ten years," he said. "The matter started when we were denied the right to put up a poster in designated public areas in Switzerland. The Swiss police and the Swiss judges didn't see any problem denying Raelians their freedom to express their beliefs in public areas that are made for that. The biggest surprise came from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the deciding vote against us, which was handed down by the chief judge. The vote was based on ridiculously unfounded rumors."
But Remacle said the ECHR decision became much more understandable afterward.
"We realized that this chief judge is actually a well-known servant of the Vatican," he said. "We are indeed entitled to ask the United Nations how we can possibly expect to have a decision in our favor when most of the Swiss and European judges are clearly Catholic."
Remacle said the Raelians were the first to structure an association, called Nopedo (www.nopedo.org), to denounce the pedophilic activities of the leaders of the Catholic Church.
"Despite the thousands of crimes committed by them and the billions of dollars in judgments that have been handed down to Catholic dioceses around the world, a Belgian judge condemned Nopedo for defamation against the Catholic Church," Remacle said.
"We filed a lawsuit against the Pope in 2010 that coincided with his visit to the United Kingdom.** However, that lawsuit mysteriously disappeared from the court docket under pressure from the U.K. cabinet. The case alleged the cover up of pedophilia and crimes against humanity by the Pope."
"With this new decision of the European Court of Human Rights, no one can ignore the huge influence of the Vatican on the European courts," Remacle concluded. "With this U.N. filing, we're supplying evidence that proves the Raelian Movement the victim of a large conspiracy. European authorities are protecting the Vatican and stifling religious minorities. This means that the governments of France, Switzerland, Belgium and even the United Kingdom are protecting criminal activity, since it is now well known that the Vatican harbors and protects pedophiles. We're confident that the Vatican will eventually be exposed for all it has done, but the world urgently needs to know that there are many governments complicit in these activities."
SOURCE Raelian Movement