Tagged: abduction

“Unification Church members kidnapped and forced to convert in Japan constitutes a human rights violations, compensations must be paid”

The Tokyo High Court ruled in favor of the victims’ association Segye Times, Tokyo correspondent Yong-ch’ul Kim kimgija@segye.com   Published in Korea on November 14, 2014)   A ruling awarding large compensations to Unification Church members abducted and confined at home by family members for long periods of time and forced to convert to...

JAPAN: Abduction and confinement of a couple for forceful change of religion

– Criminal charges brought against a pastor of Kobe City By Willy Fautré, HRWF   Hiroshima, 17.11.2014 (HRWF)  – On 7th November, a couple living in Hiroshima City, who are members of the Unification Church, submitted a criminal charge to the West Hiroshima Police Station against a pastor from Kobe City and others...

JAPAN: A landmark court decision!

Kidnappers and deprogrammers to pay dozens of million yen for attempted forceful change of religion By Willy Fautré, HRWF Toru Goto’s case in a nutshell: Toru Goto confined by relatives for 12 years and 5 months for ‘deprogramming’ by an Evangelical pastor and another person Brother, sister-in-law and sister to pay 22 million...