Jehovah’s Witnesses Reject Australia’s Redress Scheme

On June 28, 2020, Australia’s ABC NEWS reported that Jehovah’s Witnesses and five other institutions were specifically and publicly named by the Australian Federal Government for failing to sign up to the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse. Identified organizations had until June 30, 2020, to join the “redress scheme.” They had been warned that the government would identify them and also remove the benefits of their “charitable status.”

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Highlights: Australian Government Apology to Victims

The following report presents parts of the speech given by Scott Morrison, the Australian prime minister, as he delivered the “National apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse” at Parliament House on October 22, 2018. Several resources that included videos available online and Australian newspaper reports were used to compile the following presentation of his speech. It has been slightly edited for improved readability.

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The Netherlands: Watchtower Leaders Refuse to Cooperate

The following article was published by Sputnik International in 2018. We held onto it for longer than normal to see if the situation would change dramatically within a few months. We feel that it has been long enough and now want to share it with our readers. It’s just another example proving the sad fact that child abuse within Jehovah’s Witness congregations was (and continues to be) a problem worldwide. 

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What They Don’t Know Could Kill Them

Caring people who manage the website, Advocates for Jehovah’s Witness Reform on Blood, ( ajwrb.org) have published an important new article titled “Treating Jehovah’s Witness COVID-19 Patients with Convalescent Blood Products.” The article addresses a means for Jehovah’s Witnesses with COVID-19 to benefit from a treatment consistently cited by medical authorities for its potential to save lives. (https://covidplasma.org/

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Kazakhstan: Court Gives Victory to Former Jehovah’s Witnesses

The events described in the following report began over a year ago. However, we did not receive correspondence with details regarding the court victory until late April 2020. You are about to read a disturbing account of exactly how representatives and elders of Jehovah’s Witnesses tried to intimidate and frighten a child in order to regain control over the adult members of a local Kingdom Hall. Their story follows – exactly as reported to us by the victims…

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