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Restraining devices, such as handcuffs and ropes, were used on him for a total of 144 hours.

144 hours would be six straight days in constraints! Who among us could endure that abuse? — not to mention the kicking and sudden medication withdrawal inflicted on this murdered 43-year-old man. Horrible!

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Evil doers operating like a criminal gang, maybe worse. Prison sentences should be implemented to give these vermin a taste of their own medicine.

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Restraining devices, such as handcuffs and ropes, were used on him for a total of 144 hours.

144 hours would be six straight days in constraints! Who among us could endure that abuse? — not to mention the kicking and sudden medication withdrawal inflicted on this murdered 43-year-old man. Horrible!

Where those officers did learn all craft of enhanced interrogation technique? That supposed not to use to civilian right?

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 That supposed not to use to civilian right?

One has to assume that Japanese police see the people that they are charged with protecting as being civilians in the first place.

The manner in which JP's treat people, suspects often shows they dont see them even as human!

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This seems to be something wrong with police and immigration officers in Aichi prefecture, though part of my sympathy goes to the eight police officers under investigation. Imagine having to deal with a violent criminal suspect who refuses to eat. Their superiors should have checked on the detained man’s condition and sent him to hospital.

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How often do Japanese police get charged and convicted??

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Okazaki police station chief Hiroshi Shimazaki escaped criminal liability but resigned Friday. The prefectural police penalized the 60-year-old with a three-month pay cut for not making rounds to the holding cells the entire time the man was detained.

The whole tragic process is summed up here.

Other news sites have stated it is the duty of the station chief to do a daily walk/check of all facilities including detention cells. He hadn't done a walk for 10 days - more than the 6 days the man was detained. Other police chiefs have uttered statements of amazement that a chief could be so neglectful in their duties. One chief said he even comes in on his days off to do the short check/walk so no problems will arise.

But Shimazaki gets off with a wrist slap.

Talk about setting up a precedent for abnormal officer behaviour, which of course has been obviously the case for a long time.

Manslaughter in the least.

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Lock up these criminals.

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result will be nobody is guilty.as same as with srilankan lady.

bowing comedy and some coins like "sorry money" for relatives.case closed.

jamashinaide.

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My advise, don’t do anything considered wrong in Japan.

I was maybe tortured for 12 hours, chained to a metal chair even though I have leg problems, denied food or water, outside contract. Once released I had to use crutches for two weeks.

144 hours, I would of died.

just don’t break any laws. They are bully sharks.

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Good, but bit of a different reaction to the death of the foreign woman detained by immigration who said repeatedly that she was ill and not eating. Police believe they are above the law and seem to make cavalier medical decisions.

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MeiyouwentiToday  08:17 am JST

This seems to be something wrong with police and immigration officers in Aichi prefecture, though part of my sympathy goes to the eight police officers under investigation. Imagine having to deal with a violent criminal suspect who refuses to eat. Their superiors should have checked on the detained man’s condition and sent him to hospital.

The guy is a schizophrenic and they suddenly stop his medication. No wonder he gets violent as a result of very strong medicine withdrawal.

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They forget to mention if the shizophrenic had done something wrong in the first place or not, which would have led to his suffering.

Lack of awareness by the duty officer and not listening to the father should lead to be prosecuted as a criminal.

Not in Japan though since the justice system remains corrupt as a neo feudal one.

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The same story keeps repeating. And no one does anything about it! Because they don't care?

 alleged inappropriate treatment that led to the death of a detained man

To put things in perspective, this is the exact same line from an earlier article here about the death of a hostage held by Hamas. Surely, Japan can be better then them?

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Fall afoul of these people at your peril.

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27 people huh?

But NO ONE is ever held accountable for the foreigners held in detention at Immigration Jails

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This seems to be something wrong with police and immigration officers in Aichi prefecture

Those who fail to get in Tokyo are assigned in far flung places like these. No surprise there.

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 in solitary confinement as a result of violent behavior. Restraining devices, such as handcuffs and ropes, were used on him for a total of 144 hours.

Both actions are direct violations of the The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. 

810 deaths in custody in Japanese police detention centers in 2021, 391 deaths in custody in 2019, 358 deaths in 2018, and 327 deaths in 2017.

I wonder why they stopped releasing the numbers.

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He was handcuffed and tied with ropes for 144 hours!!!!!

What?!

For six days?

That is torture, by anyone's standards.

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Shunryū Suzuki- well said.

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