1 Aug 2019

South Korean cult leader jailed for detaining people in Fiji

From , 3:03 pm on 1 August 2019

The leader of a South Korean cult has been jailed for six years for detaining hundreds of followers in Fiji.

The followers of Grace Road moved to Fiji to escape a so-called apocalypse but were forced to endure rituals and work in plantations and businesses.

A year after Shin Ok-ju was first arrested, her business links in Fiji are still extensive.

Jamie Tahana reports.

Shin Ok-ju, the founder of Grace Road Church, who was arrested in South Korea, accused of enslaving some 400 followers in Fiji.

Shin Ok-ju, the founder of Grace Road Church, who was arrested in South Korea, accused of enslaving some 400 followers in Fiji. Photo: Grace Road Church