JW Leaks has commenced publishing US Diplomatic Cables relating to Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watch Tower Society.
first series of diplomatic cables deals with the years 1973 – 1976 and
provides a unique insight into the role the US government played in
assisting the Watch Tower Society around the world during the turbulent
These diplomatic cables deal with the
treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Malawi, the banning of the Watch
Tower Society in Kenya and Argentina, arrests of Jehovah’s Witness
missionaries and members around the world (incl. Turkey, Spain, Greece,
Kenya, Mozambique), the US government’s diplomatic political assistance
in trying to get Grant Suiter and Milton Henschel into South Africa for a
visit, and the seizing of Watch Tower Society property in various
When taken together the cables show
the degree of reliance the Watch Tower Society has placed in the US
Department of State and various US embassies to secure the presence of
the corporation in Africa, Asia, and South America.
diplomatic cables will especially assist those who are researching the
history of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Africa, Asia, South America, Turkey,
Greece, and Spain.