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France: Jehovah’s Witnesses targeted by incest in Lorient

The public prosecutor's office in Lorient has opened an investigation following a complaint of rape by a female member of Jehovah's Witnesses. She accuses...
Germany - Have Jehovah's Witnesses covered up abuse?

GERMANY: Have Jehovah’s Witnesses Covered Up Abuse?

When there is abuse within the family, there is little help from the community: What is behind such descriptions by members of the Jehovah's...
Kingdom Hall Raid, Mandal, Norway

NORWAY: Kingdom Hall Raided

The police entered the Kingdom Hall in Mandal, in the very south of Agder, Norway, and searched the congregation's safe in an investigation of...
When Merel cooperated in the abuse investigation, vilification followed by other Jehovah's Witnesses

NETHERLANDS: When Merel cooperated in the abuse investigation, vilification followed by other Jehovah’s Witnesses

Merel participated in the investigation into the handling of sexual abuse among the Jehovah's Witnesses. Since that leaked, people have come to her door...
Jehovah's Witnesses doing everything they can to access sensitve data

NETHERLANDS: Jehovah’s Witnesses do everything they can to get hold of sensitive data from...

Victims of abuse who shared their story in an investigation into abuse among Jehovah's Witnesses at Utrecht University fear that they could be identified...
Canada - Watch Tower sue province of British Columbia

Canada: Watch Tower Sues the Province of British Columbia

On April 1, 2021, W.Glen How & Associates LLP, a Watch Tower law firm, with an address at the Canadian headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses,...
Paul Gillies lies again

NORWAY: Paul Gillies Lies Again

On February 11, 2021, Paul Gillies, Overseer (Director) of Public Relations at World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses, along with Marc Hensen (European Public Relations...
Unia says shunning against Anti-Discrimination Act

BELGIUM: Unia says Anti-Discrimination Act forbids shunning or targeting former believers

A religious group should never subject apostate members to a "shunning policy", often with very damaging consequences for the family ties of the people...
Pedro Matías Vargas to receive 12 years prison

ARGENTINA: Jehovah’s Witness, Pedro Matías Vargas, gets 12 years prison term

The Trial Court of Appeals of Paraná, made up of Carolina Castagno, Gustavo Pimentel and Elvio Garzón, decided this Friday to declare Pedro Matías...
Jehovah's Witnesses respond to Ghent Ruling

BELGIUM: Jehovah’s Witnesses respond to Ghent Ruling

On March 16, the Court of First Instance in Ghent ruled against the "Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses" in Belgium with regard to the...

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