Jehovah's Witness members will report to the organization for failing to provide them with documents regarding child abuse
By EUROPA PRESS / lainformacion.com
MADRID | 1/16/2017 - 3:00 p.m.
The AbusosTJ group, which
represents ex-members of Jehovah's Witnesses who report cases of sexual abuse
in congregations, will file a complaint against the entity by not providing
them with documents on cases of abuse that they requested and which, Envelopes
and clandestine files. "According to them, in Spain, "dozens" of
victims have contacted them.
The members of this
collective Miguel García López and Israel Florez, went to the national
headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ajalvir (Madrid) this Monday, January
16, after having requested through a burofax with certified content to the
president of the Board of Directors National of the Jehovah's Witnesses in
Spain the delivery of "all the secret documents that the confession keeps
on their cases of abuse of minors."
The group has indicated that they have
received a negative response to their request and that they have not been
attended by any executive or ecclesiastical office of the confession, so they
have informed the receptionist that they will file a complaint.
Members of TJ Abuses call for "redress and justice," the change of all "secret" protocols imposed by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, and a clear indication to local elders that Police or Civil Guard any indication of child abuse.
Last December, the group wrote an open letter to the National Board of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Watch Tower Bible in Brooklyn, New York, the legal entity that supports the work, in which they complain that Congregations hide sexual abuse and demand justice.
"To the demands in the United States will continue our commitment and defense of the rights of the children, in all the instances and means of communication throughout Europe. Nothing will stop us in our personal commitment to achieve, without hate or grudge, reparation and justice for All victims of child abuse within the cult of the Watch Tower, "the letter said.
Specifically, they complained that when a member of Jehovah's Witnesses is accused of sexual abuse, congregations have "secret" courts with internal rules that judge cases and "silence the victims." As they say, "thousands of children" have been victims.