... Denunciation and Secret Court
Anyone who utters deviant biblical ideas is quickly labeled in a negative way, such as "spiritually weak," "proud," "rebellious," or "apostate," even though he may just follow his Christian conscience and humbly let himself be guided by the Holy Spirit.
When other believers inform the elders about such utterances, they are praised for their faithfulness, instead of speaking first to the person in question according to the biblical model. This borders on denunciation (sneaking) and creates a climate of mistrust and secrecy.
A "Judicial Committee" is (in complete contrast to biblical models) a secret court that can emanate either a rebuke or disfellowshipping for the summoned. There are no observers admitted, there is no written indictment, no protocol, no written justification of the "judgment". The person in question sits alone opposite three elders. This also applies to women, adolescents and even children, which is extremely disturbing.
We ourselves have witnessed cases in which people were sentenced in absentia without knowing the specific charges – and they have not experienced them until now because they were disfellowshipped.