news items – Frances Andrade, Catholic workhouses, Organized abuse, Cult abuse, FMSF, Pope

This week there were news articles on the effects of victims being cross examined during trial, the Irish Womens’ Catholic workhouses that ran until 1996, accusations of abuse against well known UK figures, a Zen priest and Canadian police against aboriginal women. J. Freyd discusses the origins of the FMS group. Other cult and ritual  accusations and convictions are discussed. Articles have been published on the Pope having immunity and the Legion of Christ documents being released.

Frances Andrade death: Charity calls for review in child abuse trials

Ireland sent girls, women to Catholic workhouses until 1996, report finds

Special report: Police revisit the grim mystery of Elm Guest House
Boys in care were allegedly being groomed for sex at parties at a south-west London house attended by well-known and powerful figures.

Zen Groups Distressed by Accusations Against Teacher

Report on Joshu Sasaki Allegations allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct

Organised abuse and the politics of disbelief
Michael Salter

NCRJ Reveals Itself

Theoretical and Personal Perspectives on the Delayed Memory Debate By Jennifer J. Freyd, PhD

15-Year-Old Girl Raped, Police Dismiss the Case Because Victim and Attackers Have “Low IQs”

Torso of African boy detectives believe was killed in a ritual sacrifice before being tossed into the Thames is ‘identified’ by key witness  Torso named Adam by detectives has been ‘revealed’ as Nigerian-born Patrick Erhabor

Sister’s persistence leads to murder charges
Fullerton detectives question a convicted murderer, who confesses to killing 3 men in 1981-82 and disposing of the bodies in what he called a Tibetan sky burial ritual.

Smashed: The sex-slave cult where women were ‘forced to sleep with men claiming to be reincarnation of Christ’ on Mexico-US border
Cult was called the ‘Defensores de Cristo’ or ‘Defenders of Christ’
It allegedly recruited women to have sex with a Spanish man
Authorities raided house across the border from Laredo, Texas

Konstantin Rudnev: Russian cult leader jailed for sex abuse
A Russian cult leader who described himself as an “extra-terrestrial from Sirius” has been jailed for 11 years for sexually abusing his followers.

Pope will have security, immunity by remaining in the Vatican

Satanic ritual abuse in the UK – Scotland Part 2

has pictures of abuse
Canadian police face multiple ‘sexual abuse’ accusations from aboriginal women – HRW
Human Rights Watch

RI Ruling Means Release of Legion of Christ Docs – organization took control of an elderly woman’s finances and persuaded her to bequeath it $60 million.

Interview with Brian Moss: Qualities and Information Useful for a Therapist and a Client Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

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