Italian police target sect which 'imposed macrobiotic diet'

Italian police target sect which 'imposed macrobiotic diet'
 

Italian police say they have dismantled a macrobiotic “sect” which denied its followers contact with the outside world.
Authorities told reporters on Wednesday that members of the group in the central Marche and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy were manipulated to follow a rigidly controlled diet known as “Ma.Pi.” and that the weight of one follower plunged to 35kg (77lb).
Five people have been formally put under investigation for alleged maltreatment, tax evasion and criminal organisation with the aim of reducing people to slavery.
Police said their investigation began in 2013 after a young... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Guardian
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