Jehovah's Witnesses

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Jehovah's Witnesses

A widespread religious group who interpret certain passages in the bible, which they take as a literal record of God's word, as a prohibition of blood transfusion. Many have died after refusing critically needed medical treatment. Most doctors respect this view except when it is applied to young children.
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A DNA sample given by a man during the investigation into the murder of Jehova's Witness Rachel Kiely has linked him to an unsolved rape from 13 years ago.
He was a member of the Leicester Congregation of Jehova's Witness.
THE killer of Jehova's Witness Rachael Kiely may have stalked her for weeks before he struck, Gardai said yesterday.