Japan: ill-treatment of foreigners in detention

Foreigners in Japan are at serious risk of ill-treatment at the hands of the authorities. Asylum-seekers have been detained for lengthy periods, sometimes in solitary confinement, and in some cases have been denied an opportunity to make a formal request for asylum. Families of asylum-seekers have been separated and children have been detained with their parents in conditions which have amounted to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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