Europa Press reports that AbusosTJ (JW Abuses), an activist group in Spain, plans to file a legal complaint against the Watchtower offices in Spain for refusing to release internal documents, files and other evidence involving dozens of child abuse cases within the Jehovah’s Witness religion.
Jehovah’s Witness Members Will Report the (Watchtower) Organization for Failing to Provide Them with documents Regarding Child Abuse
By EUROPA PRESS / lainformacion.com
MADRID | 1/16/2017 – 3:00 p.m.
[Revised Translation of Original Report]
The AbusosTJ [JW Abuses] group, which represents ex-members of Jehovah’s Witnesses who report cases of sexual abuse in congregations, will file a complaint against the entity for not providing them with documents on cases of abuse that they requested and which [include] envelopes and secret files. According to them, in Spain they have been contacted by “dozens” of victims.
The members of this collective [group], Miguel García López and Israel Florez, went to the national headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ajalvir (Madrid) on Monday, January 16,  after having requested through a Burofax with certified content [sent] to the president of the National Board of Directors of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Spain [requesting] the delivery of “all the secret documents that the religion keeps on their cases of abuse of minors.”
The group has indicated that they have received a negative response to their request and that they have not been approached by any executive or ecclesiastical officer of the religion, so they have informed the receptionist that they will file a complaint.
Members of TJ Abuses call for “redress and justice,” the change of all “secret” protocols imposed by the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and a clear indication to local elders that Police or Civil Guard [will be notified of] any evidence of child abuse.
Last December, the group wrote an open letter to the National Board of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watch Tower Bible [and Tract Society] in Brooklyn, New York, the legal entity that supports the work, where they complained that congregations hide sexual abuse and [they] demand justice.
“To the demands in the United States will continue our commitment and defense of the rights of the children, in all the instances, and by [any] means of communication throughout Europe. Nothing will stop us in our personal commitment to achieving without hate or grudge, reparation and justice for ALL victims of child abuse within the cult of the Watch Tower,” the letter said.
Specifically, they complained that when a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses is accused of sexual abuse, congregations have “secret” courts with internal rules that judge [the] cases and “silence the victims.” As they say, “thousands of children” have been victims.
A man who fondled a young boy he came into contact with through his church has been jailed and threatened with deportation.
Yesterday at Inverness Sheriff Court, 45-year-old Zbigniew Komorowski was sent to prison for 14 months by Sheriff David Sutherland, who also recommended he was returned to Poland.
Komorowski, of Polvanie View, Inverness, was told: “The only appropriate sentence is one of prison. You will also be placed on the sex offender’s register for five years and I will recommend that you be deported.”
Komorowski had pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the boy on one occasion between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 by touching him on the genital area on top of his clothing.
He also admitted breaching a bail condition banning him from approaching unaccompanied children when he offered them drinks and biscuits outside his home while he was awaiting sentence.
Fiscal depute Ross Carvel had told the court that Komorowski became friendly with the parents of the child as they were members of the same church and were Jehovah’s Witnesses.
“They became concerned about the behaviour of Komorowski when their son’s behaviour changed. He had nightmares and on one occasion he took his mother’s hand and put it on his crotch area.
“There was a confrontation with Komorowski who spoke with a number of elders at the church. He admitted the offence. Then the father told the police after Komorowski was expelled.
“At the police interview, he said he knew what he had done was wrong but he did not know why he did it.” Mr Carvel added.
A Jehovah’s Witness preacher and elder has been jailed for having sexual activity with a girl of 14.
Family man Daniel Arthington, 46, of Llanddaniel, Anglesey, pleaded guilty at Caernarfon Crown Court and was sent to prison for two years and eight months.
“I’m satisfied there was an element of grooming involved in your successful attempt in snaring your young prey,” Judge Huw Rees told him.
“Your fall from grace is substantial but you have nobody to blame but yourself.’
Anna Pope, prosecuting, said the defendant had responsibilities which included being an elder, preacher and other duties.
She described how a local builder had noticed a van parked on occasions on a remote lane near Bangor Rugby Club.
He spotted it in the afternoon of October 17, with a male driver and a female sitting close to him.
Becoming suspicious he told a friend who was a police officer who arrived and could hear voices from the back of the van, “with noises consistent with sexual activity.”
Miss Pope added: “He waited for about 20 minutes during which he saw the van rocking from side to side, and the prosecution say this was the defendant involved in sexual activity with a child.”
Arthington got back into the front of the van, appearing short of breath, and the policeman asked the passenger to get out.
The court heard Arthington said to the girl: “Tell him you’re 19, I’ve already told him.”
When asked for her date of birth the girl admitted she was 14 and on his way to the police station Arthington declared: “I’m dead.”
Miss Pope said there was a mattress and sheet in the back of the van.
In an impact statement the girl said she now felt sad and depressed, had lost weight and couldn’t sleep.
Her family was now considering whether to move.
Simon Rogers, defending, said his client’s family was standing by Arthington.
“He’s deeply ashamed of what he has done and has let down himself and his family.
“He’s been married 27 years with two children.” References described him as “hard working, kind and compassionate.”
Judge Rees told Arthington he been greedy and lustful.
He told him: “You made a sly attempt to prevent the police from seeing her and tried to hoodwink them that she was 19.”
A Sexual Harm Prevention Order was imposed whose terms ban any contact with the girl and he must register indefinitely as a sexual offender.
After the case Detective Sergeant Daf Curry of Caernarfon CID said, “The kind of acts this man perpetrated have caused his victim and her family huge damage.
“By exploiting a position of trust, particularly towards a vulnerable child, he has betrayed them all and I hope they feel some sense of justice has been reached and they can attempt to rebuild their lives.
“We welcome the sentence and I’d like to assure the communities of North Wales that we will treat every allegation of sexual abuse seriously and thoroughly pursue the perpetrators and bring them to justice.”
A spokesman for the Jehovah’s Witnesses said that Arthington was sacked as an elder soon after his arrest.
He said: “We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the girl. We abhor any child abuse.
“He was removed from a position of trust as soon as it became known.”
The spokesman said that elders were a spiritual position and were chosen from within the congregation after many years service and study of the Bible.
He added: “The elders are there to protect the welfare of the congregation. And I would like to repeat we detest this disgusting crime.”
New documentary on pedophilia that aired December 1st, 2016 on Radio-Canada(CBC) in Quebec in french now with english subtitles. Note : activate subtitles on youtube.
Enquête : Les «Sales» du Royaume (Translation)
Russia's a nation of laws, just like here, and there's no legal barrier now for those who hate us to shut down the Branch. The brothers lost a critical legal appeal at Moscow City Court.
Putin may not even know about it. He's had a lot on his plate lately.
Places like Russia favor the 'house' church. They don't necessarily believe it, they likely don't, but they favor it because it's a force for national unity. 'What can we do for you?' they ask. 'Take out the competition,' is the reply from the Church.
How could any brother in Russia not think it a remarkable coincidence? The enemies of Jehovah's Witnesses are fully empowered to close Bethel. And at Witness meetings worldwide this week was played the movie about how the Assyrian army was poised to destroy Jerusalem, and in one night a single angel destroyed them all. Yet the movie was made two years ago, and the Bible reading schedule that determines when to play it is many years old!
Hezekiah, the Israelite King, wasn't overconfident. He didn't assume God was going to bail him out - for maybe he wouldn't. He just knew that he was to trust fully in God and remain faithful. But I hate to see the brothers go through more harassment, if not total shut-down. They've been through so much already.
'Hey, remember that angel we dispatched to Jerusalem? I'm impressed with his portfolio. Check on his availability, won't you?' Is there that sort of discussion somewhere?
Will it work that way? Or will world opinion prevail upon leaders there to carry on as every other nation does, Russia being the only nation on earth to ban JW.org. It's laughable. The house church makes them look like utter fools before the world. (not to mention it kills us) Nobody can watch JW.org and think it is, even to the tiniest degree, extremist.
Our brothers bear up under persecution when they must, and it often brings honest-hearted (and courageous) people into the fold. People say 'why are they making trouble for the Jehovah's? They're nice people.'
Tom Irregardless and Me.
The WOE is for the earth that the Devil has come down, having great anger knowing he has a short period of time. Yes! Much Woe!
12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea,+because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.” (Rev.12:12) NWT
Agape, Queen Esther 🌷📖🌷 🐉🛡⚔️💥
4 "He counts the number of the stars; He calls all of them by name."
5 "Our Lord is great and is mighty in power; His understanding is beyond measure."
6 "Jehovah raises up the meek."
(Psalm 147:4-6) NWT