• Research

Japan: Police ill-treatment: the case of Huang Yuwei

, Index number: ASA 22/011/1993

There is concern at reports that Huang Yuwei, a 23 year old Chinese national resident in Japan, was severely beaten by police on 8 June 1993. He was arrested by police when he failed to produce his alien registration card. At the police station he was kicked and beaten repeatedly. About three hours after he was released he was approached again by police, including the one who had first taken him into detention. He was then rearrested, and again severely beaten. He was released on 9 June about 24 hours after his arrest. He said that as a condition for his release, the police had made him sign a statement saying that he would not contact the Chinese embassy. Police refused compensation for his medical treatment and torn clothes.

View report in English