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Detained Turk sues Japan gov’t over injury by Immigration Bureau

  • May 29, 2018
  • , Jiji Press , 6:02 p.m.
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Osaka, May 29 (Jiji Press) — A detained Turkish man filed a damages suit against the Japanese government on Tuesday over his injury allegedly inflicted by employees of the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau.

The 34-year-old man demanded 4.5 million yen in damages in the lawsuit, filed with Osaka District Court in western Japan.

 

He has been detained since he was denied entry into Japan in January 2015, according to the complaint.

On July 12, 2017, the man was angered by the attitude of a bureau employee who had tried to open the man’s mouth to check when he took a painkiller, and the man threw a book he was reading at a wall, the complaint also said.

Seven or eight workers took the man to a different room, where they turned him over, twisted his right arm upward and handcuffed his hands behind his back.

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