Reclaimed Voices condemns torture Jehovah's witnesses Russia

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With horror Reclaimed Voices has taken notice of reports on torture of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Torture of people, because of faith or otherwise, is a violation of human rights.

According to The Moscow Times at least seven Jehovah's Witnesses were tortured in prison. The men were stripped until they were naked, a bag was put over their heads and wrapped with tape. The officers tied the hands of every suspect behind his back, slapping his fingers, neck, feet and kidneys. The men were also showered with water and mistreated with a power surge around the anus.

In Russia there are about 175,000 Jehovah's witnesses. In 2017, the Russian Supreme Court declared the faith group an extremist organisation. Many members then fled the country. Earlier this month, Dennis Christensen, a Danish Jehovah's witness, who has lived in Russia for years, was sentenced to six years in prison by a court in the city of Oryol.

Reclaimed Voices speaks out against shortcomings in the policy on sexual abuse within Jehovah's Witnesses. With respectful activism she is committed to the welfare of persons who are still members of the organization. "We are convinced that legal means can be used to legally hold the organization and its leaders to account. We strongly reject the violation of human rights of individual believers or the use of degrading torture practices ".

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  • 100%
    Our fellow brothers and sisters whether considered ex or otherwise do not deserve on their heads to be touched.
    Banning an organization is one thing, Human Right abuses is another.
    We must raise our morality level above that of the Governing Body and Conduct on anyone, whose creed (religious views), color or ethnicity differs from our own.

    #stopthetorture #jwgb4arrest (not innocent victims)

  • All very well, but it is the “persons” who cause others suffering, who do not give their children the help and support they need, who are always outsiders at school and in society because of them, who do not receive a proper education, be indoctrinated and abused (“don't spare the rod”), not report abuse to the police, and so on. They will without hesitation neglect, abuse and even let their neighbors die if the organization requires them to do so. They are under the spell of an evil narcissistic organization that has stolen their souls under false pretenses.

    It is these people who thereby exclude others and dispose of their own family members. Refuse blood transfusion, with all its consequences. How many young mothers did not die in childbirth because of this religious insanity? A man who loses his wife, parents their child, a child who grows up unnecessarily without a mother.
    This organization attracts good people and makes them do bad, inhuman things. She also makes crazy people crazier.

    A narcissist or sociopath has no empathy and no conscience; there is therefore no point in addressing them about their humanity. However, that Jehovah's Witnesses have outsourced their consciences to the organization does not set them free! Responsibility for their own actions, however indoctrinated, remains intact. We cannot take it away from them, however well-intentioned. That is unjust, especially with regard to the victims.

    Victims do not have to worry about the welfare of their tormentors. The perpetrators themselves are responsible for their lives and what they have made of it. In many cases they leave a trail of destruction. That's what narcissism does to people. Of course, this does not mean that Jehovah's Witnesses should be tortured. While this organization also glorifies that: martyrs to the true faith, the Watchtowers are full of it. That is criminal and should be banned. Freedom of religion is unfortunately still the cover under which they can hide.

    Being a member of this organization is just like smoking. You do serious damage to yourself and others! But you must want to stop YOURSELF ..

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