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Here are the most recent updates on the case:
The cost of home care of the Twelve Tribes children would cost the county about 130 euros per day - per child. The chief youth officer, Kanth told the Donauwörther newspaper. Only five of the 22 children were placed with foster families. This form of "foster care" is clearly the cheaper option.
Likewise, Kanth's statement to DZ oh his visit with the 22 children; "They are open and take on what you offer them."
Augsburger Allgemeine: Action against the Twelve Tribes religious community is expensive
The members of the faith "Twelve Tribes" have to accept the report of Wolfram Kuhnigk for "RTL Extra". A judgment of the Higher Regional Court of Cologne has been confirmed by the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe yesterday. This goes out to several media reports from here. The expression and press freedom prevails in this case and superceeds the general personal rights of the members of the Twelve Tribes. The text of the decision (AZ: BvR 2519/13)
Donau-Ries Aktuell: Twelve Tribes - Movie recording by RTL is not illegal
The District Court and the High Court (OLG) Köln refused to stop RTL broadcasting the documentary. The dissemination of information, while acquired unlawfully or in secret, fell within the scope of freedom of expression and freedom of the press, said the Court of Appeals. Because of the substantial public interest the personal rights of the cult members are set aside.
Jesus.de: Federal Court - "Twelve Tribes" must accept RTL report about child abuse
This is a small victory, but in the lives of the children concerned; a very large one.
You can also read more here: Part 1, part 2 , part 3, part 4, part 6, part 7, part 8 and part 9