Back row: Ray Stowers, W. Kent McGregor, Vladimir Ivanov, David Root, Paolo Bruschelli.
Front row: William Marcus, Shelley Beckmann, Forest Tennant, Alfonso Paredes, Megan Shields, John Duff.
addiction-rehabilitation.com web page on June 26, 2004.
Vladimir Ivanov, Forest Tennant, and John Duff are all gone.
Vladimir Ivanov denounced Scientology on his narconon.ru web page in June 2001. HaPKOHOH is "Narconon" in the Cyrillic alphabet.
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W. Kent McGregor: gone!
Winston did not know why Withers had been disgraced. Perhaps it was for
corruption or incompetence. Perhaps Big Brother was merely getting rid
of a too-popular subordinate. Perhaps Withers or someone close to him
had been suspected of heretical tendencies. Or perhaps -- what was
likeliest of all -- the thing had simply happened because purges and
vaporizations were a necessary part of the mechanics of government. The
only real clue lay in the words 'refs unpersons', which indicated that
Withers was already dead. You could not invariably assume this to be
the case when people were arrested. Sometimes they were released and
allowed to remain at liberty for as much as a year or two years before
being executed. Very occasionally some person whom you had believed
dead long since would make a ghostly reappearance at some public trial
where he would implicate hundreds of others by his testimony before
vanishing, this time for ever. Withers, however, was already an
unperson. He did not exist: he had never existed.
-- "Ninteen Eighty-Four", by George Orwell
Did you ever read poor old George Orwell's uh.. 1984? Yes, yes, that's wonderful. That would be, could be, the palest imagined shadow of what a world would be like under the rule of the secret use of Scientology with no remedy in existence. -- L. Ron Hubbard, Philadelphia Doctorate Course, Lecture 20