Alain Vivien

According to a March 20, 2002 article in the Frankfurter Rundschau of Frankfurt, Germany,

The French government's cult commissioner will be honored for his "Fight against cults" with the unremunerated Leipzig Human Rights Award. The award will be bestowed upon him May the 11th in Leipzig, with the laudatio to be given by Guenther Beckstein (CSU), Bavaria's Interior Minister. As stated by the European-American Citizens Committee for Human Rights and Religious Freedom in the USA, Vivien has been working to solve the problems caused by sects and totalitarian cults since 1983. As cult commissioner, he was instrumental in putting a law through the Parisian National Assembly that protects victims of Scientology. The committee regards itself as an anti-Scientology organization that works to protect the "lives and human dignity" of the cult's members and critics against "attacks" from Scientology.

2002 Leipzig Human Rights Award goes to Frenchman

According to a March 19, 2002 by,

Alain Vivien from France will received the Leipzig Human Rights Award from the European-American Citizens Committee for Human Rights and Religious Freedom. As the Committee stated on Tuesday, the award will be handed over May 11 in the Old Stock Exchange in Leipzig. It was said that Vivien worked out the first French Enquete report on cults and totalitarian organizations in 1993, and that since 1998, he has been the president of the Interministerial Mission to Combat Cults under the Prime Minister of the Republic of France (MILS).

The internationally represented citizens committee said that it is working against violations by Scientology and other totalitarian organization against human rights and religious freedom. Vivien is the third person to receive the award. He follows German Norbert Bluem and US American Robert Minton. (

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