4 months SKorean cult leader jailed for beating 400 followers Manilatimes |World
SEOUL: The leader of a South Korean doomsday cult has been sentenced to six years in jail for holding some 400 followers captive in Fiji and subjecting them to violence and barbaric rituals, a court statement said. Shin Ok-ju, founder of the Grace Road Church, convinced her followers to move to Fiji in 2014, where she said they would be safe from impending disasters. But once they arrived on the island, their passports were taken away from them and many were allegedly beaten or subjected to brutal rituals purportedly aimed at driving out evil spirits.
On Monday, a ... more