Detainees launch hunger strike
Foreigners held in an immigration detention center have launched a hunger strike over the death of a detainee, drawing fresh attention to conditions under which they are held. An Indian man died in an apparent suicide on Friday at the East Japan Immigration Center. Activists have said the man killed himself a day after being denied release. The death was the 14th at an immigration detention center since 2006, a toll that has led to wide criticism over standards of medical care, the monitoring of detainees held in solitary and guards’ responses to medical emergencies.