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Breaking News: Victory after 12 years of Confinement and a 7-year Legal Battle

___________________________ Justice for Toru Goto Tokyo High Court Decision Confirmed by Supreme Court, but forced conversions continue in Japan ___________________________   TOKYO, 08.10.2015 (FFWPU USA) – Mr. Toru Goto (51)  was confined for 12 years and 7 months in an apartment in … Continue reading

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JAPAN: A landmark court decision!

____________________________ JAPAN: A landmark court decision! Kidnappers and deprogrammers to pay dozens of million yen for attempted forceful change of religion By Willy Fautré, HRWF ____________________________ Toru Goto’s case in a nutshell: Toru Goto confined by relatives for 12 years and … Continue reading

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JAPAN: Forced De-Conversions Continue.

____________________________ JAPAN: Husband and wife abducted and confined for the purpose of forced religious de-conversion  By Human Rights Without Frontiers ____________________________ TOKYO, 11.09.2014 (HRWF) – On July 26th, 2014, two members of the Unification Church in Japan, Mr. and Mrs. S., both … Continue reading

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Japan’s Policy of Denial on Religious Freedom

____________________________ Japan’s Policy of Denial on Religious Freedom By Aaron Rhodes, Co-authored by Patricia Duval and Willy Fautré ____________________________ TOKYO/WASHINGTON, 29 July 2014 (Huffington Post) – For decades, Japanese authorities have looked the other way when families have attempted to … Continue reading

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JAPAN Forced change of religion: UN Human Rights Committee

JAPAN Forced change of religion in Japan: UN Human Rights Committee denounces Tokyo’s policy of turning a deaf ear HRWF (25.07.2014) – On 15-16 July, Japan’s human rights record was reviewed in the framework of the 111th session of the … Continue reading

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How Toru Goto Fasted His Way to Freedom: Final Days of Incarceration

____________________________ How Toru Goto Fasted His Way to Freedom: Final Days of Incarceration ____________________________ TOKYO – In recent days Mr. Toru Goto, the world’s best-known survivor of coercive conversion in Japan has won his case against his kidnappers in a … Continue reading

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Japanese man wins landmark lawsuit on religious oppression

Japanese man wins landmark lawsuit on religious oppression ____________________________ Washinton, Feb 1 2014 (The Washington Times) – A Japanese man who had been kidnapped by family members and subjected to violent attempts to renounce his religion has won a court … Continue reading

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