De­tainees launch hunger strike

China Daily - - WORLD -

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.

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