European court upholds German move to take kids from sect

Source: The Associated Press-National Post David Rising March 22, 2018 BERLIN — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday upheld Germany’s decision to take away the children of families in a Christian sect to protect them from being disciplined by caning, agreeing the punishment constituted child abuse and authorities were left with no choice….

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Germany: Court backs Twelve Tribes Church child care order after human rights corporal punishment dispute

Source: March 22, 2018 – European Convention of Human Rights Human rights judges today endorsed German courts’ decisions to take children belonging to the Twelve Tribes Church into care. In today’s Chamber judgments in the cases of Tlapak and Others v. Germany (nos. 11308/16 and 11344/16) and Wetjen and Others v. Germany (application nos. 68125/14…

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Twelve Tribes documentary 2015 from Spain

Here is the complete documentary with embedded English subtitles that takes us to the Spanish community. Following the 2013 raid of the German community and the state of Bavaria putting all their children in the care of foster parents and in youth state centers, there is a strong concern that the same childabuse which was…

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Zwölf Stämme in Tschechien Neues Leben nach altem Muster

Im September 2013 hatte die Glaubensgemeinschaft Zwölf Stämme für Schlagzeilen gesorgt. Damals hatten Landratsamt und Polizei ihre Kinder in Obhut genommen. Inzwischen hört man kaum mehr etwas über die Gemeinschaft – auch weil die Mitglieder ein neues Leben in Tschechien begonnen haben. Von: Judith Zacher Stand: 01.12.2016 |Bildnachweis Das Schild hängt noch am Eingang von…

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FOX25 Investigates: Video Prompts Child Labor Investigation

Source: FOX25 august 2016 by: Eric Rasmussen Updated: Aug 4, 2016 – 6:33 PM PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Boston confirm they’ve opened an inspection of a local construction company after seeing video recorded by FOX25 Investigates that shows children working on the site of a future…

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Twelve Tribes: The Church Preached Child Abuse & Slavery

Source: The daily beast Luke O’Neil 07.17.16 2:01 PM ET According to ex-members of Twelve Tribes who spoke to The Daily Beast, children are regularly beaten and leaders preached “slavery is necessary.” Now, an escapee has taken over the Facebook page of the Plymouth bakery run by the commune so he can broadcast its ills….

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The brutal education and strict rules of the Twelve Tribes

web.de Von Claudia Frickel May 23, 2016 Translated from the German ****Some liberties were taken with the original German text in order to better describe Elbert Eugene Spriggs (the leader and founder) of the Twelve Tribes ****The Bible-based Twelve Tribes cult implicitly obeys the teachings of its “Apostle” and founder Elbert Eugene Spriggs.  If they…

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This Woman Was Raised By a Notorious Cult. Here’s How She Finally Got Away.

Source: Project Literacy-March 2016 by Kirstin Kelley 15 March 2016 This story is part of an ongoing campaign called the Alphabet of Illiteracy. By using letters themselves—the foundation of reading and writing—Project Literacy examines the ways illiteracy underpins some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Below, we explore the letter R for “radicalization.”  For many of us, cults are…

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When Religious Violence Can’t Escape Exemption

Francie Diep Oct 23, 2015 A recent case of violence in a small, closed church highlights the role of religious exemptions in the American legal system… …The case brings fresh attention to the operations of small, radical churches in the United States, which are often protected by special religious exemption laws. In the September/October issue…

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