CIAOSN

AcronymDefinition
CIAOSNCenter for Information and Advice on Harmful Sectarian Organizations (Belgium)
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Most queries handled by the CIAOSN in 2006 concerned physical welfare and therapeutic organizations (15 percent), Protestant denominations (13.5 percent), Oriental religious groups (10.5 percent), small religions (6 percent), New Age (6 percent), Scientology (5.5 percent), Catholic and dissident Catholic organizations (4 percent) and Jehovah Witnesses (4 percent).
In June 2006 the Brussels Appellate Court ruled in a summary trial that the CIAOSN had wrongly identified Sahaya Yoga as a dangerous sect in one of its publications.
Since 1999, the CIAOSN had conducted research on 598 organizations.