News about Jehovah's Witnesses
-Canada : "Attn: SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS IN CANADA!! We are mobilizing some potential law suits. Please either contact me (Tricia Franginha), or contact a lawyer by the name of John McKiggan. He encourages you to contact him ASAP if you are interested in pursuing either a personal claim against the Watchtower OR are interested in being part of a class action with one of his associates". Apr. 10, 2017.
PEDOPHILIA: lawsuit against the Watchtower in Canada. Contacts :
-Canada : Some interviews on the coroner's report about Éloïse Dupuis. Nov. 14-15, 2017.
-Canada : STATEMENT : the Quebec Liberal Party (QLP) by its positions is an accomplice of cultic movements. Nov. 20, 2017.
-Belgium : lawsuit of Jacques Lejeune against Jehovah's Witnesses, the case is scheduled for pleadings before the Court of Appeal of Brussels (Palais de Justice, Place Poelaert 1, B-1000 BRUXELLES) at the hearing of the chamber 4, that sits at the local 1.D, on December 18, 2017 at 9h30 am. Duration of pleadings: 140 minutes. Nov. 20, 2017.
-Europe : The Watchtower makes JW followers sign "Notice and consent for use of personal data" to circumvent the new data protection regulations of the European Union which will come into force on May 25, 2018. Apr. 10, 2018.
-Movie to see: "The Children Act" about a UK court case for blood transfusion for a JW teenage minor.
-Canada: Interviews of Mme Manon Boyer who is asking the Quebec government to fight against the cultic deviances of the Jehovah's Witnesses movement. Nov. 12-14, 2018.
-Canada: Death of Jehovah's Witness Eloise Dupuis, articles and interviews. Nov. 25-27, 2018.
-USA: The Watchtower will have a New Shepherd the Flock of God book with revisions every six months to end BOE letter leaks. Instructions have also been issued to all elders that “use of the Index to Letters for Bodies of Elders (S-22) and the letters referenced therein has been discontinued. Any printed or electronic copies of such documents should be destroyed.” Feb. 6, 2019.
-USA: The Watchtower has recently released their WT May, 2019 study edition which features several articles on child abuse, with some minor policies changes. But still doesn't clearly demand elders to automatically report child sexual abuse to authorities. Feb. 6, 2019.
-Canada: The lawsuit against the Watchtower for the child sexual abuse issue has been accepted in Quebec. It can now proceed further. It is a first victory. The lawyers have 30 days to appeal. More details to come. Feb. 27, 2019.
-Canada(Quebec): After a meeting, Pascal Bérubé from the PQ denounces that a "mandate of initiative to examine the possibility that illegal acts are committed with impunity by cultic deviances groups who would invoke freedom of religion" was rejected by the other parties : the CAQ and the PLQ. Ex-JWs will remember. Feb. 28, 2019.
-Canada: Quebec will not investigate religious groups. Mar. 4, 2019.