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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While the prosecutor planned to run a test case of this charge, the unlicenced distribution of the tracts on the streets continued and many Jehovah Witnesses were repeatedly charged with violating the by-law.
The Jehovah Witnesses took their fight against Quebec police and political harassment to court.
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.
The Jehovah Witnesses are a dangerous sect and has to be abolished in Bulgaria, the nationalist VMRO party has declared in a letter sent to the Bulgarian press.
Five followers of the Jehovah Witnesses sect have been injured late Sunday night in a clash with activists of the nationalist VMRO party.