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Jehovah's Witnesses in the Media

Translation: Chrónica Vida – 16th January 2017

Chrónica Vida – 16th January 2017

This is how Jehovah’s Witnesses disapprove of victims of sexual abuse

Chronicle Global accesses the national headquarters of the religious cult in the company of two former members who demand to see the secret files of their cases

Members of the group Abusos TJ, formed by people who have denounced abuses within the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Spain, have gone to the national headquarters of the cult in Ajalvir (Madrid) on Monday to personally demand from the National Board the delivery of all the secret personal files where there would be evidence of the aggressions to which they would have been subjected and that were documented by a judicial committee of the confession.

Crónica Global has accompanied them and has become the first means to access the facilities without an appointment. The victims, Miguel García and Israel Flores, expected to receive the information , as they had previously announced when they made a request via burofax with certified content. The date from which they could have received these documents was today, Monday, December 16.



According to the legal advisors of Abusos TJ, the Jehovah’s Witnesses could have responded with a negative certification (in which they would confirm that the documents have been eliminated) or by delivering the reports to pave the legal path in order to resolve the allegations of abuse to minors in the criminal jurisdiction.

As seen in the video, no responsible has attended them. It has been the reception secretary who has limited himself to answering his claims.



When leaving the headquarters, Miguel García has insisted on the delivery of documents: “My name is Miguel García, a Spanish citizen, I am giving you this note addressed to Mr. Alberto López Mayo, I need to be received and to give me all the personal and complementary documentation on the sexual abuse that I suffered and were documented by a judicial committee of this confession registered in the Ministry of Justice. ”

Later they went to the police station of the Civil Guard of Paracuellos de Jarama to file a complaint to demand that the personal documents be transferred to “be related to the judicial processes” that are open in several Spanish courts.

Lack of transparency

As reported from this media, the institution has ordered to resolve cases of children internally , despite the claims of the victims to “repair” the damage through a public and transparent process and the design and implementation of a protection policy for children. minor that avoids similar cases.

After the rebuff on Monday morning, the group of victims will be received by deputies of the Justice Commission of the socialist group this afternoon.

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