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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The Jehovah Witnesses took their fight against Quebec police and political harassment to court.
He was not charged with any offence like the two other Jehovah Witnesses; he would have to start his own action to take on the Premier if he was to obtain any redress.
On April 17 five followers of the Jehovah Witnesses were injured in a clash provoked by a rally against their sect, organized by VMRO.
However, it warned that accidents like this may follow if the Jehovah Witnesses are not banned.
The Jehovah Witnesses brought one of the stones and pointed out there was another one which they did not take with them, because it was too big.
The new rally will take place on May 01 in Sofia's Lyulin district, where a Jehovah Witnesses' prayer house is situated.
However, it warns that accidents like this may follow if the Jehovah Witnesses are not banned.
Five followers of the Jehovah Witnesses sect have been injured late Sunday night in a clash with activists of the nationalist VMRO party.