12名宗教團體成員因澳大利亞女孩的死亡而被捕

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12名宗教團體成員因澳大利亞女孩的死亡而被捕

一個宗教團體的12名成員因澳大利亞一名8歲女孩的死亡而被逮捕。

伊麗莎白-斯特魯斯於1月7日在布里斯班南部的一個家中死亡,據稱這名一型糖尿病患者被拒絕注射胰島素近一個星期。

今年早些時候,她的父母被指控謀殺、酷刑和未能提供生活必需品。

警方現在說,他們將就該女孩的死亡指控另外12人--年齡在19至64歲之間。

昆士蘭警方在一份聲明中說,這些人知道伊麗莎白的身體狀況不斷惡化,但沒有尋求幫助。

據當地媒體報道,她的父母--傑森和凱麗-斯特魯斯--是圖文巴市一個小型、緊密的宗教團體的成員,與任何主流教會都沒有關係。

這些新聞機構說,警方指控這對夫婦和其他人在伊麗莎白病重時為她的康復進行了祈禱。

代理警司Garry Watts說,警方對他們的發現感到驚訝,稱這次調查是史無前例的。

"他說:"在我40年的警務工作中,我從未遇到過這樣的事情。

在為支持伊麗莎白的兄弟姐妹而設立的籌款活動中,她的大姐傑德-斯特魯斯(Jayde Struhs)說,她的大家庭已經被 "完全打碎了,心碎了"。

"她寫道:"我們面臨着殘酷的現實,本應保護她的人沒有保護她,我們可能永遠不會知道所發生的全部情況。


Twelve members of a religious group have been arrested over the death of an eight-year-old girl in Australia.

Elizabeth Struhs died on 7 January at a home south of Brisbane, after the type one diabetic was allegedly denied insulin for almost a week.

Earlier this year, her parents were charged with murder, torture and failing to provide necessities of life.

Police now say they will charge another 12 people - aged between 19 and 64 - over the girl's death.

The group had been aware of Elizabeth's deteriorating medical condition, but did not seek help, Queensland Police said in a statement.

Her parents - Jason and Kerrie Struhs - are members of a small, tight-knit religious group in the city of Toowoomba that is not associated with any mainstream church, according to local media.

Police allege the pair and others prayed for Elizabeth's recovery as she became gravely ill, the news outlets said.

Detective Acting Superintendent Garry Watts said police had been surprised by what they found, calling the investigation unprecedented.

"In my 40 years of policing, I've never faced a matter like this," he said.

In a fundraiser set up to support Elizabeth's siblings, her oldest sister Jayde Struhs said her extended family had been left "completely shattered and heartbroken".

"We have faced the brutal reality that the people who should have protected her did not, and we may never know the full extent of what took place," she wrote.

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