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Translation: RTBF – 20th December 2018

RTBF – 20th December 2018

Sexual abuse of minors in Jehovah’s Witnesses? The Cults Information Center calls for an investigation


The Center for Information and Opinion on Sectarian Organizations (CIAOSN) is calling on the Chamber to initiate an investigation into the sexual abuse of minors among Jehovah’s Witnesses, reports De Morgen on Thursday. The prosecutor’s office has been informed as well.

This independent center under the jurisdiction of the SPF Justice received various direct and indirect testimonies during the year. These are people who claim to have been sexually abused as children in the Jehovah Witness community.

The voices came after the Dutch foundation Reclaimed Voices received more than 230 testimonials, after which the judicial authorities raided churches and houses of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The CIAOSN now asks Belgium to launch a parliamentary commission of inquiry. The request was made to the President of the Chamber Siegfried Bracke. The prosecutor’s office has also been informed.

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