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Two leaders of extremist Lev Tahor ultra-Orthodox cult arrested in Guatemala

Guatemalan and US police raided an extremist ultra-Orthodox sect on Tuesday in a joint raid in the central American nation, arresting two of its leaders on suspicion of abusing and kidnapping children, Hebrew media reported.

The suspects were identified in reports, citing local Guatemalan media, as brothers Shmiel Weingarten and Yoel Weingarten.

Sources who have escaped from the cult described the two as the “brains” of Lev Tahor, the Kikar Hashabbat website said.



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