The leader of the Hasidic sect, «the lion, tahor» Shlomo Helbrans on Saturday, July 8, drowned in the river in the Mexican state of Chiapas in the eyes of the followers and members of his family. This is reported by local media.
According to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Israel, the Israeli Embassy in Mexico validates this information.
Shlomo Helbrans in the mid-80s ushered in a Jerusalem yeshiva, «the lion, tahor» – despite the lack of status of Rabbi. In 1990, the year when Israeli intelligence learned about the connection Helbrans with the Islamic movement, he, along with twenty followers fled to the United States.
In 1994, the year of Helbrans was sentenced in U.S. court to two years in prison for kidnapping Shai Fima, whose parents sent the child to Helbrans training before bar-mitzvah.
After his release from prison Helbrans sect moved to Canada, and the canadian social services began to receive information from the left sect of people who told about abuse of the zealots with children: beatings, humiliations, torture by hunger, and that children, including infants, are regularly taken away from their parents and pass on to other families – as punishment for violation of the rules of the sect parents.
In 2014, the majority of the members of the sect moved to Guatemala.