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Japan: 198 joined hunger strike in protest of prolonged detention at immigration facilities

, Index number: ASA 22/1149/2019

Amnesty International notes with alarm that 198 irregular migrants or asylum-seekers have taken part in hunger strikes over the past four months in Japan to protest their extended and indeterminate detention and the conditions in immigration facilities. As of 25 September, 36 were still on hunger strike.

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