Lawyers supporting former members of the religious group "Jehovah's Witnesses" announced on the 2th the results of a survey that many second-generation people have experienced abuse from their parents.
The defense team points out that the situation where the cult asks believers to avoid blood transfusions even in the treatment of premature children is directly linked to the danger to the child's life, and it is necessary to investigate.
The defense team, which held a press conference in Tokyo on the 20th, announced the results of a survey that many second-generation Jehovah's Witnesses who grew up with followers of Jehovah's Witnesses have experienced abuse such as holding cards indicating their intention to refuse blood transfusions, being beaten with whips, and not being able to participate in school events.
Jehovah's Witnesses argue that the cult does not tolerate child abuse in any form, and that the survey is based on the responses of only a few people who have negative feelings.
At the press conference, the defense team pointed out that in an internal document called "Information for Pregnant Women" updated by the church in August, "Please ask that babies born prematurely receive treatment by all means other than blood transfusions," and asked believers to make decisions to avoid blood transfusions.
The defense team points out that such a situation is directly linked to the danger to the child's life, and that an investigation is necessary.
Kotaro Tanaka, a lawyer at Jehovah's Witnesses Lawyers, said, "The church has also confirmed documents that teach children to practice so that they can explain to doctors and others that they will refuse blood transfusions. I was talking.