Dismissed – Decision by Charity Tribunal – New Moston application for review

Tribunal - Charity Commission

In an extraordinary detailed record, published in early April 2015, the Charity Tribunal has dismissed the Application for Review of the decision to open a Statutory Inquiry into The Manchester New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, registered charity number 1065201.

The background details relate to Jonathan Rose, a former Jehovah’s Witness and former trustee/elder convicted of sexual offences against children.

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Family heartache after mother refuses blood transfusion

Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney

A family is still grieving the loss of a loving mother after she decided to refuse a blood transfusion.

Jenny-Lee, who was seven months pregnant with daughter Aroura, died in August 2009 after she declined chemotherapy for acute leukaemia and a caesarian operation because it required accepting a blood transfusion.

Her brother did consider seeking a court order to overturn her decision as she battled the cancerous illness at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

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From Kingdom Hall to Blue Marble pub

Kingdom Hall Lake Halle

Heather Marble wants to open a restaurant and pub in Lake Hallie, a village in Chippewa County, Wisconsin. The building she has her eyes set on was a Kingdom Hall at 4668 133rd St.

She first has to get approval for a re-zoning request because of a covenant dating back to 1952, restricting the use of the building. Marble made her initial presentation to the Plan Commission in March. She was given more time to come back with a detailed plan.

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“Tortured” – Victoria Spry survived and tells her story

Victoria with book - Tortured

As a child, Victoria Spry was brutally beaten, neglected and starved by the woman she called Mummy.

To the outside world, Eunice Spry appeared to be a devoted parent, but behind closed doors she was cruel, controlling and sadistic.

Instead of protecting, loving and caring for Victoria, she forced bleach and urine down her throat, knocked out her teeth, tied her up naked and made her live in squalor.

It took eighteen years of heartache and despair before she found the courage to expose her mum.

Eunice Spry was a Jehovah’s Witness.

Victoria now 28 has written an honest and compelling account of her survival.

Her publisher Ebury released the book “Tortured” today, April 9, 2015.
It is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

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