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Jehovah’s Witness elders told to destroy documents

Jehovah's Witnesses church elders in New Zealand have been told to destroy documents, and child sex abuse survivors fear that will lead to the cover up of cases. A survivor network has given the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care copies of the church's edicts, urging the commissioners to take action. It has approached the church, which it said assured the commission such documents [...]

2019-10-18T08:33:54+00:00October 18th, 2019|JW News|0 Comments

Suppressing Jehovah’s Witnesses to “Prevent Espionage”

More than 100 believers were summoned by law enforcement and investigated, numerous foreign missionaries arrested and deported from China. While actively involved in espionage internationally, either by exporting Huawei’s network technology to monitor people abroad, sending student spies to American universities, or employing overseas Chinese to work as its agents, the CCP has also formed a massive spy ring to monitor what China’s residents say or believe in. At the same time, foreign [...]

2019-10-14T10:31:04+00:00October 14th, 2019|JW News|0 Comments

Newsweek article on the Watchtower

he Jehovah's Witnesses announced plans to build a 1.5 million-square-foot audio-visual production center in Upstate New York, two miles away from the Witnesses' headquarters in Warwick. The organization plans to create more videos with parenting device, despite a recent bombshell investigation alleging wide-scale child abuse and coverups. Robert Zick, a Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman, told The Times Herald-Record that the media center is a response to the general public's [...]

2019-10-13T13:28:26+00:00October 13th, 2019|JW News|0 Comments

WT announces plans to build huge movie production facility

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society announced plans to build an enormous audio-visual production center on land partly in Tuxedo but mostly in Ramapo. Members of the nonprofit group, better known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, plan to use the building to consolidate and expand various multi-media production offices, which they say make materials about living a principled life. The new 1.5 million-square-foot facility would be almost [...]

2019-10-10T11:37:33+00:00October 10th, 2019|JW News|0 Comments

Former Jehovah’s Witnesses speak out about sexual abuse

Diane Lynn was just a toddler when her mother was door-knocked by a Jehovah's Witness, offering the hope of a future of paradise on Earth. Instead, Ms Lynn was subjected to years of sexual abuse at the hands of a member of her mother's new congregation. And when she finally found the courage to speak out she was greeted with inaction and cover-ups, even as the abuse continued. Ms [...]

2019-10-10T10:58:11+00:00October 10th, 2019|JW News|0 Comments

New law could expose the Watchtower to flood

Two lawsuits being filed this week are targeting the leadership of the Jehovah's Witnesses for what the plaintiffs claim is a history of child sexual abuse. Heather Steele, 48, and John Michael Ewing, 48, were abused as children, but they're filing suits this Wednesday, when New York's new Child Victims Act goes into effect. Signed earlier this year, the measure removes the statute of limitations on [...]

2019-09-28T17:54:33+00:00August 13th, 2019|JW News|0 Comments


The Supreme Court of Russia is set to judge whether Jehovah's Witnesses can be considered as an “extremist” body. This came after the Russian Justice Ministry made its application for an order which will shut the national headquarters of this group. Jehovah's Witnesses has its base near St. Petersburg. The website of the Russian Supreme Court announced a legal team would get together on April 5 [...]

2019-09-20T14:39:33+00:00March 24th, 2017|JW News|549 Comments

The Watchtower’s dirty little secrets

The leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses has boldly defied court orders to turn over the names and whereabouts of alleged child sexual abusers across the United States. Since 2014, courts have slapped the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ parent corporation – the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York – with multimillion-dollar judgments and sanctions for violating orders to hand over secret documents. The documents could serve as [...]

2019-09-21T13:35:45+00:00December 10th, 2016|Child Abuse, JW News|177 Comments

More Watchtower Judicial Atrocities

Mélanie Poirier was 10 when she started taking piano lessons and it would prove to be an experience that changed her life forever. At that very first lesson, she said, her piano teacher sexually assaulted her. It went on for five years. "Week after week, at every piano lesson, he would masturbate in front of me. And he would ask me to touch him," Poirier told [...]

2019-09-21T13:41:49+00:00December 1st, 2016|JW News|36 Comments

Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘demonstrated a serious failure’ to protect children

The Jehovah's Witness Church in Australia failed to protect children in its care from sexual predators, a report has found. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse delivered its report into the organisation on Monday. It stated that: "Children are not adequately protected from the risk of child sexual abuse in the Jehovah's Witness organisation and [the commission] does not believe the organisation responds [...]

2019-09-21T13:45:23+00:00November 28th, 2016|JW News|43 Comments