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NXIVM sex cult leader found guilty

US attorney: “Keith Raniere’s crime spree has ended” By Veronica Rocha, Meg Wagner, Mike Hayes and Elise Hammond, CNN June 19, 2019 Richard Donoghue, the US attorney for the Eastern District of New York, thanked the judge and jury for “carefully considering evidence” in the trial of Keith Raniere. “Keith Raniere’s crime spree...

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Why it’s so hard to stop a cult

By Alexandra Stein, South Bank University Sex cult leader Keith Raniere, has been convicted in New York of charges including racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography. For 20 years, Raniere was the leader of Nxivm (pronounced nexium), which claimed to be a self-help group and to have thousands of followers....

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Child sexual abuse inquiry to be held into religious organisations

Investigation will include Christian, Islamic, Jewish and Buddhist organisations The Guardian Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent @harrietsherwood Child sexual abuse in a wide range of religious organisations and settings, including Jehovah’s Witnesses and Buddhists, is to be scrutinised in an official inquiry. The investigation by the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse...

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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Extremists?

ForbesEwelina U. Ochab Contributor Are Jehovah’s Witnesses extremists? Russian courts certainly think so. On April 1, 2019, Sergey Skrynnikov, a practicing Jehovah’s Witness in Russia, became the second member of the religious group to be convicted under Article 282.2 of the Russian Criminal Code. Skrynnikov had allegedly done nothing more than...

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Inside Scientology’s Secret Propaganda Museum Blaming 9/11 and the Holocaust on Psychiatry

In Hollywood lies ‘Psychiatry: An Industry of Death,’ a bizarre—free—museum where teachers take kids to learn about the evils of mental health care. Yes, it’s a Scientology front. Daily Beast Tarpley Hitt 04.01.19  LOS ANGELES, California—At 6616 Sunset Boulevard, a few blocks down from major L.A. landmarks like Amoeba Records...

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