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Brazilian man sues Japanese gov't for injuries at immigration center

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> A Kurdish man injured his neck in May last year at the Tokyo immigration bureau, and a Turkish man broke his right arm in July 2017 at the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau.

Why are detainees injuring themselves?

Sounds very strange...

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regardless of the case foreigners can never get justice in japan the deck is too stacked against them there is not one Japanese official who is objective

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Andre Kussunoki

So Japan has no mercy for Japanese Brazilians.

But then again, Japan shows no mercy to naturalized Japanese citizens either.

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You violently resist authorities, you aren't going to be safe from injuries.

Just comply, all they had to do was obey the simple orders such as leaving the cell. But nope, instead they decide to act violently so force was needed. What else were the authorities to do?

Don't let the naysayers on here who automatically side with these law breakers fool you.

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You are detained for being in Japan Illegally.

You resist an order to be transfered to another inmigration facility

You get restrained because not obey the law

If you cooperate with the immigration officers this could not happen

You have a deportation order

Japan is not for everybody, if you break the law you have the consecuences

Sorry no bonus, get back to your country !!..

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why so harsh against foreigners?

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This guy must be an idiot.

"Although I asked the officials to explain why it was necessary for me to be transferred, they persistently said such explanations were unnecessary," Kussunoki said.

"I don't understand why they had to physically restrain me, when all they needed to do is explain," he said.

No, they don't need to explain anything to you, why he thinks anyone owes him any explanation??

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No, they don't need to explain anything to you, why he thinks anyone owes him any explanation??

What about human rights?

Granted, it's never a good idea to resist arrest/detainment unless you want to possibly end up getting hurt. But that might have been his plan.

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Samit BasuToday  07:25 am JST

Andre Kussunoki

So Japan has no mercy for Japanese Brazilians.

Incorrect as usual. Japan has no mercy for people who physically resist relocation to other facilities.

Not knowing the reasons for relocation are not going to stop you from being calm mannered and willing to comply.

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Kussunoki needs to get a bill for daily expenses and deportation to China or NK.

People who illegally enter a country or overstay a visa should not be allowed to stay unless they were in some sort of life threatening accident on the way to the airport on the last day of the visa.

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The Ushiku immigration center is a death camp. There have been 16 detainees for there on the last ten years.

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"Being detained without any prospects, detainees are feeling stressed, and officials who are responding to them are becoming exhausted and violent," said Koichi Kodama, a lawyer who has expertise in immigration policy and the rights of foreigners.

They OUGHT to know this!!!

"I don't understand why they had to physically restrain me, when all they needed to do is explain," he said.

I do. A country full of stuck-up people would have a good number who are dark and disturbed. Violence lives in them.

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The question is is deportation the only option? Why? The straight application of the law without recourse to humanity rights is wicked that have grave repercussions in the years to come. You see why Chinese and the North Koreans still are still unhappy? You will stone for these people who died in your detentions in the name of keying the law.

Humans are not dogs that you can treat anyhow. No one owns anything and we are not here for ever. We all came from somewhere, check historical records.

if gays have tights why not others you claim enter illegally or have over stated their permits?

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Detentions at immigration facilities will be conducted for deportation as intended by the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law, and detentions of foreigners who have no prospects of deportation should be stopped immediately," Kodama said.

and why do they have no prospects of being deported?

Because their governments won't take them back. If their own country won't take them back, they should stay in Jail.

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I guess you can take the man out of Brazil, but not Brazil out of the man.

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It's utter balderdash for people here to claim any one individual can resist a government. Think about it, Japan has a population of 126 million people which include able youth, mothers, fathers, grannies, police, coastguards, the right wingers ( uyoku ) the JSDF etc. Could a single individual successfully resist being put in a plane to Timbuktu by any number of people from the above groups? They derive pleasure in defiling humanity.

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Good luck.

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You will find the vast majority of people in these facilities are not illegal overstayers.

The Japanese government has set up the system so that if you are ever charged with anything, you are jailed by the police and held in police custody until a final judicial decision is made. Whether you are found innocent or guilty, it does not matter - if you are in police custody and your visa expires, you are deemed an overstayer and even if you are judged innocent of whatever you've been charged with, you will be sent to an immigration camp and forcibly deported.

I always find the comments on incidents like these to be incredibly naive. Japan is the worst of the developed nations when it comes to things like this. The policies are outright fascist in nature. If you are a foreigner in Japan accused of any kind of violation of law, you had better watch out. You have absolutely no rights, and there is basically guaranteed double jeopardy in place to ensure that foreigners caught up in the police net are expelled from the country, innocent or not.

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You will find the vast majority of people in these facilities are not illegal overstayers.

At immigration detention centres? I think you need to recheck your sources.

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