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Kiwi sect woman arrested in Northern Ireland

Title: Kiwi sect woman arrested in Northern Ireland
Date: Monday, 14 August 2000
Publisher: New Zealand Herald
Author: Catherine Field
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PARIS - France has filed for the extradition of a New Zealand woman at the centre of a former religious sect which triggered nationwide controversy for alleged brainwashing of its members and violent abuse of their children. Delwin Johns-Schmidt, aged 34, was arrested in Belfast at the request of French prosecutors who filed an arrest warrant with Interpol, accusing her of kidnapping and illegally detaining her 10-year-old daughter, Victoria. The child, who was one of the sect's victims, was placed with ... [Read the rest at]