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Organisation OKC

An article published in DH, which takes into account the context, the judicial stages since 1997 and the fiasco of the appeal to the Brussels Court of Justice, here: New sparkle for OKC's "forgotten children" (date of retrieval: 19.2.2020)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nftxn3H_EvCu-_jmUJMwPfdXO-eZdIou/view

Organisation OKC in Belgium, France and Spain (closed centers in Portugal)

"A group of cult-born kids now adults & free of the grip of the sectarian drifts of a Buddhist community they were born in where physical, sexual & mental abuses enfolded for decades, are fighting against the cult founder & his organisation in court after a 20 Year long Judicial inquiry:
1997 – Cult wide police raid
1997 – 2003 Instruction of the case, first 2 cases of sexual & physical abuses
2003 – 2008 Lost in Limbo of the Belgian Justice system
2008 – New complaints of sexual abuses
2013 – More Limbo’s in the Belgian Justice system
2016 – First Trial
2017 – First verdict (4 year suspended sentence)
2018 – Appeal by Spatz-OKC of the first verdict trial (they won)
2019 – Counter-Appeal by the civil parties
2019 – Court of Appeal break the entire previous appeal verdict
(we won this round)
2020 – New final Trial in early 2020"
https://www.okcinfo.news/ date of retrieval: 13.1.2020

"We expect the new trial to take place in 2020, final date will be communicated soon. [...] We're now in the 4th year of this journey and we hope that in Liège this time, in a new court, with Judges that will have to assess all the elements, we hope that this time Justice will be served and that those using Buddhism or any religion to hide their crimes will be tackled by the Human Justice system and if not, by their very own belief in the "law of Karma"." in: https://www.gofundme.com/f/okcinfo?utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B5806-thank-you-ask-share Abrufdatum: 20.12.2019

"One of the civil parties in the trial in Belgium is going to engage a new procedure in France against Robert Spatz aka Lama Kunzang directly. Several reasons for this : The trial in Belgium is ongoing since 3+ years now, we had a 4 year suspended sentence in 2016 that Robert Spatz and the OKC organisation appealed and won the appeal by invoking technical procedure vices. OKCinfo & the Belgian State Prosecutor appealed the verdict of this appeal and we won in the case in the Cassation court. but now we have no certainties about the ability of the Belgian Justice system to provide a judgement of this case that will forever block and render the OKC organisation and Spatz unable to continue their misbehaviors. We feel we need a clean "new case" to be able to avoid the technical vices & 18+ years that this failed inquiry took to come to this point. We need to do this in France, we will use a new lawyer for this matter and this will bring new costs on top of the existing procedure in Belgium" in: https://www.gofundme.com/f/okcinfo?utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B5806-thank-you-ask-share Abrufdatum: 20.12.2019

Trial on OKC in second appeal at 14.3.2019:

Twitter information OKCinfo at 14.3.2019

"@OKCinfor

Today at @OKCinfor high Court appeal :
- the predator defense got destroyed points by points by the state Attorney General
- a New trial will take place in another court to be announced
- a dangerous predator is closer to getting caught #MeToo #TimesUp http://www.okcinfo.news/en"

Trial on OKC in first appeal beginning January 4th 2016
"The trial [...] started in January 4th 2016, and since then many of these young women have had the courage to testify in court. There are currently 9 girls who testify against [...] for sexual abuse of a minor aggravated by [...] authority and power on them, but there are also many adult women who testified to such 'initiations' they thought to be of pure Buddhist tradition. It´s evident that these 'initiations' didn´t reap any results, apart from doubts, questions and much later the realisation that they have been totally abused. These testimonies are very violent and these women have struggled to build a life within a couple, and eventually as a mother after that."
in: https://okcinfo.news/archives/ date of retrieval: 2.12.2018, slide 36

"There have been many other persons that have testified against [...] These include: - adults reaching the age of retirement but they don´t have savings, a place to stay or pension. When joining the community, they gave what they had and all their work were contributions to the centers. - LGBTQ who were kicked out of the center [...] - youngsters who struggle to integrate themselves into society and live a normal live because:
- they were stopped [...] to join college or university,
- they have suffered from a lot of violence during their childhood
- they were sexually assaulted by other educators when they were children"
aus: https://okcinfo.news/archives/ Abrufdatum: 2.12.2018, Folie 38

"There have been many other persons that have testified against [...] These include: - adults reaching the age of retirement but they don´t have savings, a place to stay or pension. When joining the community, they gave what they had and all their work were contributions to the centers. - LGBTQ who were kicked out of the center [...] - youngsters who struggle to integrate themselves into society and live a normal live because:
- they were stopped [...] to join college or university,
- they have suffered from a lot of violence during their childhood
- they were sexually assaulted by other educators when they were children"
aus: https://okcinfo.news/archives/ Abrufdatum: 2.12.2018, Folie 38

"Before the court of first instance, we described severe deprivations: emotional, nutritional, medical, educational. Physical and psychological violences were daily: beatings with sticks, confinement, running outside barefoot in the snow, deprivation of food, having to stay outside at night are just a few examples. It was impossible for us to realize the injustice we were suffering and we were terrified at the thought of disobeying. The pain was presented as beneficial"
in: https://www.okcinfo.news/en/ date of retrieval: 2.12.2018