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Police raid ultra-Orthodox newspaper

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Police arrested 28 people from a Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox sect suspected of extorting advertising in their newspaper from big companies. Police said the suspects threatened executives of private and state-owned companies into placing ads in Hapeles, an ultra-Orthodox newspaper associated with…[Continue Reading...]

Zimbabwe police rescue 251 children used as labor and find graves in religious sect compound raid

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police on Wednesday said they have arrested a man claiming to be a prophet of an apostolic sect at a shrine where believers stay in a compound and authorities found 16 unregistered graves, including those…[Continue Reading...]

More than 250 children rescued from cult after major raid

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Police said Ishmael Chokurongerwa, 56, led a sect with more than 1,000 members at a farm about 21 miles north-west of Harare, Zimbabwe. Children were living alongside other ‘believers’ while ‘being used to perform various physical activities for the benefit…[Continue Reading...]

Cult leader arrested for allegedly trying to control followers with homemade mercury-laced elixirs

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A cult leader leader who called himself by the name “Total Transcendence” has been arrested by Spanish police after he allegedly doped his followers with mind-numbing mercury-laced homemade elixirs. José Manuel Cánovas, 50, was nabbed on Wednesday following a raid…[Continue Reading...]

Mega-swoop on polygamous sect known as “Kingdom of Pineal”

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Police raid second starvation cult headquarters and rescue 31 locked-up worshippers

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A second starvation cult has been uncovered in Kenya with 31 people locked up without food. Police said the group were found weak and hungry after starving themselves for almost a week. Among the rescued were 14 adults and 17…[Continue Reading...]

Police Arrest Former Actor Turned Alleged Cult Leader, Raid His Nevada Home in Sex Abuse Probe

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Las Vegas police on Tuesday arrested and raided the home of a former actor turned alleged cult leader accused of sexually assaulting young indigenous girls during a period spanning two decades, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.…[Continue Reading...]

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